by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer
13 1/8 in. (333 mm) diameter
Sitterback to top
- John Gibson (1790-1866), Sculptor. Sitter in 25 portraits, Artist associated with 12 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908), Sculptor. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 245
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.