2 of 6 portraits of Amelia Edwards
- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Percival Ball
marble bust, 1873
24 3/4 in. (630 mm high)
Bequeathed by Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards, 1892
Sitterback to top
- Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (1831-1892), Novelist and egyptologist. Sitter in 6 portraits.
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The sculpture was made in Rome and was donated by Amelia Ann Edwards in her will to the National Portrait Gallery.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Birkett, Dea; Morris, Jan (foreword), Off the Beaten Track: Three Centuries of Women Travellers, 2004 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 7 July to 31 October 2004), p. 74
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 196
Events of 1873back to top
Current affairsThe public entertainment centre Alexandra Palace, designed by architect Owen Jones (associated with the Crystal Palace) and built between Wood Green and Muswell Hill in North London, burns down within sixteen days of opening. Named after Alexandra of Denmark, married to Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, the palace was quickly rebuilt, and has since been used as a transmission centre for the BBC, and as a musical entertainment venue.
Art and scienceEdith Coleridge edits her late mother Sara Coleridge's Memoir and Letters. Sara, the daughter of the poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was an author, translator and editor of her father's works.
InternationalInspired by prospectors' demands for better quality trousers during the 1850s Gold Rush, Levi Strauss develops a trouser made with twilled cotton cloth from France called 'serge de Nimes', later known as denim. This year, he patents the process of putting rivets in the trousers for strength, introducing 'blue jeans' to the world.
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