10 of 44 portraits of Joseph Mallord William Turner
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by John Phillip
watercolour, circa 1850
12 1/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (308 mm x 238 mm)
Given by W.G. Rawlinson, 1913
Sitterback to top
- Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Landscape painter. Sitter associated with 44 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Phillip (1817-1867), Portrait and subject painter. Artist associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 626
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 510
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.