Jane, Lady Franklin
- Extended Catalogue Entry
Jane, Lady Franklin
by Amélie Romilly
6 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (159 mm x 133 mm) oval
Bequeathed by the sitter's niece, Miss Sophia Cracroft, 1892
Sitterback to top
- Jane, Lady Franklin (1792-1875), Traveller and second wife of Sir John Franklin. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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. 66
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 179
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 228
Events of 1816back to top
Current affairsMarriage of Princess Charlotte to Leopold I.
Income Tax abolished.
Unsuccessful Spa Fields Riot led by the ultra-radical Arthur Thistlewood which aimed to attack the Tower of London and the Bank of England and set up a ruling 'Committee of Public Safety' following the French model.
Art and scienceJane Austen publishes Emma.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.
InternationalBritish Government buys the Elgin Marbles, taken from the Acropolis in Athens by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and brought to England between 1803 and 1812. Their acquisition prompts support from Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin Robert Haydon and condemnation from Lord Byron.
Slave rebellion fails in Barbados; four hundred slaves are executed.
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