Edward Bouverie Pusey
5 of 14 portraits of Edward Bouverie Pusey
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Edward Bouverie Pusey
by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 2 January 1875
12 in. x 7 in. (305 mm x 178 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Church of England clergyman and university professor; a leader of the Oxford Movement. Sitter in 14 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889), 'Ape'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 490 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Foister, Susan, Cardinal Newman 1801-90, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 20 May 1990), p. 66 Read entry
Pusey continued to engage in controversy even in later life. His Eirenicon, a letter to Newman, was published in 1865, the year in which Newman, Keble and Pusey were reunited for the first time since 1845. In it, he called for the Catholic Church to seek reunification with the Anglican Church, claiming as Newman had done in the heyday of the Oxford Movement, that there were no real doctrinal differences, and actually reprinting Newman's Tract XC. Newman replied in A letter to the Rev. E. B. Pusey on his recent 'Eirenicon'. Two more letters to Newman from Pusey were published in 1866 and 1869, and he wrote a third, but the Vatican Council of 1870 put an end to his hopes. He continued however in the 1870s to hope for a future reunion of the Church of England with the Eastern Orthodox Church.
The drawing was published in Vanity Fair on 2 January 1875, entitled 'High Church'.
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 388
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 508
Events of 1875back to top
Current affairsSamuel Plimsoll, a back-bench Liberal MP, campaigns for measures to prevent the practice of overloading unseaworthy vessels and claiming insurance. The Plimsoll Line is established; a line drawn on ships, it denotes the maximum legal load a cargo ship is allowed to carry.
The Public Health Act, the work of Richard A. Cross, sets down in detail the responsibilities of local authorities in terms of public health.
Art and scienceAnthony Trollope's masterpiece The Way We Live Now is published after serialisation. Containing over 100 chapters, the complex plot, following the fortunes of sham financier Augustus Melmotte, tackles the commercial, political and moral hypocrisy of the age.
InternationalDisraeli purchases nearly half the total shares in the Suez Canal Company from the bankrupt Egyptian Khedive, Ismail Pasha, securing a controlling interest in the trading route. Since Parliament was not in session at the time, Disraeli borrowed £4 million from the banking family Rothschilds, attracting much criticism from Parliamentary opponents, although he won popularity from the Queen and the public.
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