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Jane Baillie Carlyle (née Welsh)

Jane Baillie Carlyle (née Welsh), attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling, after a painting by  Samuel Laurence, circa 1852, based on a work of circa 1851 - NPG P171(1) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jane Baillie Carlyle (née Welsh)

attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling, after a painting by Samuel Laurence
salt print, circa 1852, based on a work of circa 1851
3 1/8 in. (79 mm) diameter
Purchased, 1981
Primary Collection
NPG P171(1)

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  • Samuel Laurence (1812-1884), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 38 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling (1805-1871), Soldier and writer. Artist associated with 64 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

A population census is taken of all the people living in Britain, recording details about every householder on the night of March 30. This census greatly extends the fields of the 1841 census, being the first to record full details of individuals' birth locations, exact age, marital status, and details of disability, thus making it a valuable tool for demographers and genealogists. The census was made open for public inspection in 1912.

Art and science

The Great Exhibition is held in London,at the Crystal Palace, especially designed by Sir Joseph Paxton. The international exhibition was designed to showcase the best in science, art and industry. it attracted millions of visitors.
Lizzie Siddal poses for John Millais's painting Ophelia.
Hermann von Helmotz invents the ophthalmoscope, making it possible for doctors to examine within a patient's eye.

International

Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, President of the French Republic, stages a coup d'état, successfully dissolving the French National Assembly without having the constitutional right to do so. Now the sole ruler of France, he re-establishes universal suffrage, previously abolished by the Assembly and becomes 'Napoléon III, Emperor of the French'.

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