Charles Mayne Young
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Charles Mayne Young
by John Linnell
chalk, circa 1840
13 1/4 in. x 17 1/2 in. (349 mm x 445 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Charles Mayne Young (1777-1856), Actor and comedian. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Linnell (1792-1882), Painter. Artist associated with 69 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This portrait was made some years after Young, a popular actor, had taken early retirement from the stage and was living in Brighton. Linnell also made a portrait of Young's mother Anna, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1832.
Linked publicationsback to top
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- John Linnell: Portraits (24 March 2007 - 9 September 2007)
Events of 1840back to top
Current affairsVictoria marries her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; he is given the title of Prince Consort.
The Penny Black stamp is introduced by Rowland Hill; the first pre-paid, self-adhesive stamp, it marks the start of the modern postal system.
The start of the Irish potato famine, which by the time of its peak in 1851, had caused the deaths of one million, and contributed to the sharp rise of emigration from Ireland to England and America.
Art and scienceBeau Brummel, the fashion leader responsible for sparking the culture of 'Dandyism', dies of syphilis.
The first stone is laid on the new Houses of Parliament, based on the gothic designs by the architects Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. The old buildings had burned down in 1834, following a blaze caused by burning wooden tallies used by the Exchequer to calculate tax.
InternationalThe Afghans surrender to Britain during the Afghan-British war (1839-42). The war was sparked by British fear over Russian influence in Afghanistan, with the British East India Company resolving to depose the Afghan leader, Dost Muhammad, who was insistent on Afghan independence, and restore the former leader Shoja Shah.
The Maoris yield sovereignty of New Zealand under the Treaty of Waitangi.
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