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by Charles Hutton Lear
black chalk, 1845
3 1/2 in. x 3 7/8 in. (89 mm x 98 mm)
Given by John Elliot, 1907
Sitterback to top
- Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), History and portrait painter. Sitter associated with 17 portraits, Artist associated with 108 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Part of a group of drawings which Lear made surreptitiously of his teachers at the Royal Academy life schools. Maclise, a popular teacher, was a visitor at the school in 1845 and 1846.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 404
Events of 1845back to top
Current affairsCardinal Newman converts to Roman Catholicism. A leader of the Oxford movement , growing in influence since the 1820s, Newman had raised doubts about the authority of the Anglican church.
Ralph Etwall, MP for Andover, demands an inquiry into the administration of the Andover workhouse, which leads to the abolition of the Poor Law Commission, and resolution of Parliament to improve workhouse conditions.
Art and scienceThe American poet, short story writer, critic and leader of the American Romantic movement, Edgar Allan Poe, publishes his narrative poem 'The Raven'. The poem is a supernatural tale of a mysterious talking raven's visit to a distraught lover, who descends into madness, and explores themes of self-torture and obsession.
The reconstruction of Trafalgar Square, by architects John Nash and Sir Charles Barry, is completed.