Visitors to Broadlands, 1859
Visitors to Broadlands, 1859
possibly by Graham Vivian
salt print, 1859
5 5/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (143 mm x 188 mm)
Sittersback to top
- Victor Emmanuel Taparelli, Marchesi d'Azeglio (1816-1890), Piedmontese ambassador. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Countess Bernstorff, Wife of Count Albrecht Bernstorff. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Gustav Gebhard Lebrecht Blucher, Count Blucher von Wahlstatt (1837-1881), Prussian politician. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Frances Elizabeth Jocelyn (née Cowper), Viscountess Jocelyn (1820-1880), Courtier and amateur photographer; wife of Robert Jocelyn, Viscount Jocelyn; daughter of 5th Earl Cowper. Sitter associated with 14 portraits. Identify
- Don Neri Corsini, Marchese di Laiatico (1805-1859), Tuscan nobleman and Major-General. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- William Francis Cowper-Temple, 1st Baron Mount-Temple (1811-1888), Liberal Party politician and statesman. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
- Georgina Cowper-Temple (née Tollemache), Lady Mount-Temple (1821?-1901), Religious enthusiast. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Emily Mary ('Amelia') (née Lamb), Viscountess Palmerston (1787-1869), Political hostess; wife of 3rd Viscount Palmerston. Sitter in 9 portraits. Identify
- Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Prime Minister. Sitter in 146 portraits. Identify
- Emily Ashley-Cooper (née Cowper), Countess of Shaftesbury (1810-1872), Wife of 7th Earl of Shaftesbury; daughter of 5th Earl Cowper. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 735
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1859back to top
Current affairsFormation of the first Liberal cabinet, following the dissolution of Parliament in light of the Liberal and opposition member Lord Russell's introduction of a resolution arguing for widening the franchise, carried because the Conservatives, the ruling party, only have a minority. Palmerston holds a meeting of Whigs, Peelites and Radicals, from which the Liberal Party is formed, and the Queen later invites him to become Prime Minister.
Art and scienceCharles Darwin's The Origin of the Species is published, in which he sets out his theory of evolution based on the process of natural selection, species mutation, and survival of the fittest.
The engineer Joseph Bazalgette begins work on constructing the London sewerage system, following the 'Big Stink' of the preceding summer. Bazalgette's system, now extended, continues to serve London.
InternationalOutbreak of war between an alliance of France and Italian nationalists, and Austria. Napoleon III signs an armistice with Austria. However, pressure from Britain, supporting Italian unification to counterweight French and Austrian influence, leads to success for Italian nationalists.
The first oil well is drilled in America, after Edwin Drake's discovery in Titusville, Pennsylvania, transforming a quiet farming region into Oil Creek.
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