Sir Edward Burne-Jones
3 of 3 portraits by George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle
- Extended Catalogue Entry
Sir Edward Burne-Jones
by George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle
pencil, circa 1875
8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (216 mm x 140 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Bt (1833-1898), Painter and designer. Sitter in 24 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle (1843-1911), Artist, politician and trustee of the National Gallery. Artist or producer of 3 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Marsh, Jan, Character Sketches: The Pre-Raphaelites, 1998
- Marsh, Jan, The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2013, p. 96 Read entry
'Extremely pale he was, with the paleness that belongs to fair-headed people,' wrote Georgiana. 'His hair was perfectly straight, and of a colourless kind. From the eyes themselves power simply radiated and as he talked and listened, if anything moved him, not only his eyes but his whole face seemed lit up from within.' George Howard, later Earl of Carlisle, was a fellow artist and long-time friend of Burne-Jones.
- Marsh, Jan, Insights: The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2005, p. 92
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 90
Events of 1875back to top
Current affairsSamuel Plimsoll, a back-bench Liberal MP, campaigns for measures to prevent the practice of overloading unseaworthy vessels and claiming insurance. The Plimsoll Line is established; a line drawn on ships, it denotes the maximum legal load a cargo ship is allowed to carry.
The Public Health Act, the work of Richard A. Cross, sets down in detail the responsibilities of local authorities in terms of public health.
Art and scienceAnthony Trollope's masterpiece The Way We Live Now is published after serialisation. Containing over 100 chapters, the complex plot, following the fortunes of sham financier Augustus Melmotte, tackles the commercial, political and moral hypocrisy of the age.
InternationalDisraeli purchases nearly half the total shares in the Suez Canal Company from the bankrupt Egyptian Khedive, Ismail Pasha, securing a controlling interest in the trading route. Since Parliament was not in session at the time, Disraeli borrowed £4 million from the banking family Rothschilds, attracting much criticism from Parliamentary opponents, although he won popularity from the Queen and the public.
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