- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Matilda Sharpe
oil on canvas, 1868
23 3/4 in. x 20 in. (603 mm x 508 mm)
Given by the artist, and her sister Emily Sharpe, 1907
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 417
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 559
Events of 1868back to top
Current affairsFollowing the Earl of Derby's resignation, Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister. However, following a near immediate Liberal election victory, he is replaced as Prime Minister by Gladstone. Gladstone sets out his mission to 'pacify Ireland'.
Separately, the first meeting of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is held in Manchester.
Public executions are abolished, and are moved from outside Newgate gaol to inside the prison.