Edward Bouverie Pusey
- Extended Catalogue Entry
Edward Bouverie Pusey
by Clara Pusey
pencil, pen and ink, circa 1856
4 x 1 3/4 in. (101 x 44 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Church of England clergyman and university professor; a leader of the Oxford Movement. Sitter in 14 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Clara Pusey (1835-1911), Artist; wife of Francis Charteris Fletcher; daughter of Philip Pusey and Emily Frances Theresa Pusey (née Herbert). Artist of 7 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Foister, Susan, Cardinal Newman 1801-90, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 20 May 1990), p. 44 Read entry
Pusey gave Newman strong support against the attacks on Tract XC; in 1842 he wrote a letter to Archbishop Howley to try to stop the bishops' condemnation of the Tractarian movement and denied that the Tracts were responsible for the increasing numbers of conversions to Rome. In June 1843 he was condemned for heresy by the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford after preaching a sermon on the Eucharist, which was found to be contrary to Anglican doctrine, and Pusey was suspended from preaching to the university for two years. By this time Newman had retired to Littlemnore and Pusey was acknowledged as the de facto leader of the Oxford Movement (Keble kept to his country parish as much as possible); his position was confirmed by Newman's conversion in 1845.
This is one of a collection of over fifty drawings by Pusey's niece Clara, who with her brother and sister came to live with the Pusey household at Christ Church in 1855, and stayed there until her marriage in 1862. Many of the drawings were sent to her cousin Alice Herbert, with a running commentary.
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 508
Events of 1856back to top
Current affairsQueen Victoria introduces the Victoria cross, an award for British soldiers who displayed exceptional valour in battle. Each medal was produced from Russian guns captured in the British war. In 2006, Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry became the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross since 1965, for his actions in the Iraq war.
Art and scienceThe National Portrait Gallery is founded by Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl of Stanhope, Thomas Babington Macaulay, and Thomas Carlyle, all biographers and historians. Historical rather than artistic in focus, the Gallery's aim was to collect original portraits of outstanding figures from British history, notably from politics, the arts, literature and science.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning publishes her epic and autobiographical poem Aurora Leigh.
InternationalThe Treaty of Paris ends the Crimean war. Russia concedes to the Anglo-French-Austrian Four Points of August 1854 including the guarantee of Ottoman sovereignty and territorial integrity. Russia also agreed to a demilitarisation of the land islands in the Baltics, a term which lasted until the outbreak of the First World War.
Britain launches the second Opium war against China.
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