- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Wilhelm Trautschold
oil on canvas, 1850-1875
32 in. x 26 5/8 in. (813 mm x 676 mm)
Linked publicationsback to top
- Hackmann, W.D., Apples and Atoms: Portraits of Scientists from Newton to Rutherford, 1986, p. 47
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 192
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 258
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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.