9 of 9 portraits of Elizabeth Carter
by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley
line and stipple engraving, published 1861
9 in. x 6 in. (230 mm x 153 mm) plate size; 9 3/4 in. x 6 5/8 in. (246 mm x 169 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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- Elizabeth Carter (1717-1806), Scholar and writer. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.
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Events of 1861back to top
Current affairsDeath of Prince Albert, from typhoid fever. Queen Victoria goes into a long period of mourning, withdrawing from public duties, and becomes known by the satirical title 'Widow of Windsor'.
Art and scienceMrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is published by her husband Sidney, who successfully maintained the Beeton brand after his wife's early death seven years later. The highly popular book, containing recipes and advice for housekeeping, appealed to the Victorian belief that a woman's role was managing the home.
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company is founded, marking the start of the arts and crafts movement.