Richard Cockle Lucas
Richard Cockle Lucas
by Richard Cockle Lucas
etching, pen and wash, 1858
5 3/4 in. x 4 1/8 in. (147 mm x 105 mm)
Given by William Burrough Hill, 1912
Sitterback to top
- Richard Cockle Lucas (1800-1883), Sculptor. Sitter in 44 portraits, Artist associated with 54 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Richard Cockle Lucas (1800-1883), Sculptor. Artist associated with 54 portraits, Sitter in 44 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Born in Salisbury, Richard Cockle Lucas moved to London and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1829. He became a successful and prolific sculptor who was commissioned to produce busts of many leading figures of the day. He also produced medallions and full-size statues. This striking etching is inscribed with the words 'Etched by R C Lucas in anxious thought with Dr I Watts Statue, June 25 1858'.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 392
Events of 1858back to top
Current affairsAfter Palmerstone's government collapses, the Earl of Derby becomes Prime Minister for second time, again heading a minority government.
The Property qualification for MPs is abolished; one of the demands made by the Chartists, this allowed men who did not own property to stand as parliamentary candidates. Lionel Nathan Rothschild becomes the first Jew to sit in Britain's House of Commons, taking his oath on the Old Testament.
Art and scienceThe pianist Charles Hallé founds a symphony orchestra in Manchester, the Halle; now Britain's oldest professional orchestra. The Hallé symphony rose to prominence in the mid-20th century, under the tenure of conductor John Barbirolli, during which time they made many recordings, including Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 8.
InternationalThe British Crown assumes control of India from the East India Company.
The Treaty of Tientsin, ending the Second Opium War, gives European powers new rights to intervene in Chinese affairs
The Fenian Brotherhood is founded by John O'Mahony, an Irish emigrant to the United States, to support Irish republican ambitions.