1 of 14 portraits of Alice Liddell
© National Portrait Gallery, London and the National Media Museum (part of the Science Museum Group, London)
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
wet collodion glass-plate negative, Summer 1858
6 in. x 5 in. (152 mm x 127 mm)
Purchased jointly with the National Media Museum, Bradford, with help from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, 2002
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Sitterback to top
- Alice Pleasance Liddell (1852-1934), Inspiration for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'; Daughter of Henry George Liddell. Sitter in 14 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) (1832-1898), Photographer and author of 'Alice in Wonderland'. Artist associated with 61 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Oxfordshire (Deanery garden, Christ Church, Oxford)
Events of 1858back to top
Current affairsAfter Palmerstone's government collapses, the Earl of Derby becomes Prime Minister for second time, again heading a minority government. The Property qualification for MPs is abolished; one of the demands made by the Chartists, this allowed men who did not own property to stand as parliamentary candidates. Lionel Nathan Rothschild becomes the first Jew to sit in Britain's House of Commons, taking his oath on the Old Testament.
Art and scienceThe pianist Charles Hallé founds a symphony orchestra in Manchester, the Halle; now Britain's oldest professional orchestra. The Hallé symphony rose to prominence in the mid-20th century, under the tenure of conductor John Barbirolli, during which time they made many recordings, including Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 8.
InternationalThe British Crown assumes control of India from the East India Company.The Treaty of Tientsin, ending the Second Opium War, gives European powers new rights to intervene in Chinese affairsThe Fenian Brotherhood is founded by John O'Mahony, an Irish emigrant to the United States, to support Irish republican ambitions.
Exhibitions and displays
- A Century of Photography, 1840-1940
From 17 October