A Criminal in Custody
1 portrait of James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan
A Criminal in Custody
by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment
lithograph, published 25 February 1841
10 7/8 in. x 24 1/8 in. (276 mm x 614 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1900
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Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey (1768-1854), Field Marshal and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. Sitter in 28 portraits.
- James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868), General. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Sir Augustus William James Clifford, 1st Bt (1788-1877), Naval officer and Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore (1785-1856), Governor-General of India. Sitter in 22 portraits.
- Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854), Soldier and diplomat. Sitter associated with 39 portraits.
- Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 226 portraits.
- Mr Pulman (active 1830s-1850s), Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 437 portraits.
- George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea (1791-1858), Politician; opposer of the Reform Bill. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.
Events of 1841back to top
Current affairsSir Robert Peel's second term as Prime Minister. Peel replaces the Whig Prime Minister Lord Melbourne after a Conservative general election victory. The English comic periodical Punch is first published, under the auspices of engraver Ebenezer Landells and writer Henry Mayhew, and quickly establishes itself as a radical commentary on the arts, politics and current affairs, notable for its heavily satirised cartoons.
Art and scienceThomas Carlyle publishes his set of lectures On Heroes and Hero Worship, in which he attempts to connect past heroic figures to significant figures form the present. William Henry Fox Talbot invents the calotype process, in which photographs were developed from negatives. This allowed for multiple copies of images to be made, and was the basis of modern, pre-digital, photographic processing.
InternationalSigning of the Straits Convention, an international agreement between Britain, France, Prussia, Austria, Russia and Turkey, denying access to non-Ottoman warships through the seas connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Seas, a major concession by Russia. Whilst signalling a spirit of co-operation, the convention emphasises the decline of the Ottoman Empire.
Exhibitions and displays
- Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855
Until 14 August