attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, 1853
4 3/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. (111 mm x 92 mm)
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- Tom Taylor (1817-1880), Playwright, comic writer and editor of Punch. Sitter in 17 portraits.
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- Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling (1805-1871), Soldier and writer. Artist associated with 64 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 606
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Events of 1853back to top
Current affairsBritain and America sign a treaty establishing an International Copyright agreement. Dickens, whose Bleak House is also published this year, was a particularly outspoken critic of these laws, as his works were freely published in America without any protection over copyright or royalties. He had lobbied the American Congress over the issue during his North American reading tour of 1842.
Art and scienceDavid Livingstone makes a six month journey from the Zambezi river to the west coast of Africa.
Harriet Martineau translates The Positive Philosophy of August Comte. A scientific approach to understanding the natural world and human and social relations, positivism has an important influence on the development of the social sciences.
Holman Hunt exhibits his The Light of the World