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by Charles West Cope
6 1/2 in. x 4 7/8 in. (165 mm x 124 mm)
Given by Misses F.M. and E. Redgrave, 1927
Artistback to top
- Charles West Cope (1811-1890), History painter. Artist of 25 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 356
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 477
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.