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by Arthur Hughes
oil on millboard, 1851
6 in. x 5 in. (179 mm x 149 mm)
Given by the sitter's daughter, Emily Hughes, 1935
Sitterback to top
- Arthur Hughes (1832-1915), Painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Arthur Hughes (1832-1915), Painter. Artist associated with 3 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Trained at the Government School of Design, Hughes exhibited his first painting at the Royal Academy of Arts when he was just seventeen, near the time he painted this self-portrait.
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Events of 1851back to top
Current affairsA population census is taken of all the people living in Britain, recording details about every householder on the night of March 30. This census greatly extends the fields of the 1841 census, being the first to record full details of individuals' birth locations, exact age, marital status, and details of disability, thus making it a valuable tool for demographers and genealogists. The census was made open for public inspection in 1912.
Art and scienceThe Great Exhibition is held in London,at the Crystal Palace, especially designed by Sir Joseph Paxton. The international exhibition was designed to showcase the best in science, art and industry. it attracted millions of visitors.
Lizzie Siddal poses for John Millais's painting Ophelia.
Hermann von Helmotz invents the ophthalmoscope, making it possible for doctors to examine within a patient's eye.