- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Richard Cockle Lucas
wax medallion, 1850
7 in. x 5 1/4 in. (178 mm x 133 mm) oval
acquired A.S. Jones, 1971
Artistback to top
- Richard Cockle Lucas (1800-1883), Sculptor. Artist associated with 54 portraits, Sitter in 44 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 184
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 238
Events of 1850back to top
Current affairsCardinal Wiseman, a Catholic priest who had exerted a strong influence on the Oxford movement, is made a Cardinal and leader of the Catholic church in England, thus restoring Roman Catholic hierarchy in England.
Art and scienceDeath of poet laureate William Wordsworth; his great autobiographical poem The Prelude is published posthumously, famously charting the growth of the poet's mind.
Tennyson's In Memoriam is also published. A poignant record of his grief over the death of his friend Arthur Hallam, the poem also movingly questions the strength of faith in an increasingly scientific age.