© National Portrait Gallery, London
Jane Morris (née Burden)
by John Robert Parsons, copied by Emery Walker Ltd Click on the links below to find out more
bromide print, July 1865
8 1/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (208 mm x 155 mm) image size
Given by Emery Walker Ltd, 1956
- Jane Morris (née Burden) (1839-1914), Embroiderer and artist's model; wife of William Morris. Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
- Emery Walker Ltd. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- John Robert Parsons (circa 1826-1909), Figure and portrait painter, photographer and art dealer. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
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Art and science
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
is published, inspired by Carroll's relationship (as Oxford don Sir Charles Dodgson) with his friend Henry George Liddell's daughter Alice.Matthew Arnold publishes the first series of Essays in Criticism
, a defining text in the development of English literature as an academic discipline.
In the American civil war, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant, leading to the surrender of the Confederacy's remaining field armies. A few days later, US President Abraham Lincoln is shot dead by Confederate sympathiser John Wilkes Booth. Later this year slavery is officially abolished after years of fierce campaigning. In response, the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan is founded on Christmas Eve.