Ye Pilgrimage to Bedlam 1864
Ye Pilgrimage to Bedlam 1864
after Joseph Priestman Atkinson
lithograph, 1864 or after
10 3/8 in. x 23 in. (265 mm x 585 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, 1885
Artistback to top
- Joseph Priestman Atkinson (1841-1923), Punch cartoonist; used pseudonym Dumb Crambo Jr. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Sittersback to top
- William Thomas Cox (active 1864), Justice of the Peace. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Thomas Forman (active 1864), Justice of the Peace for the Borough of Derby. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Henry F. Gisborne (active 1864), Surgeon to Derbyshire County Gaol. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Henry Goode (active 1864), Doctor. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Reverend Gordon (active 1864), Clergyman. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt (1799-1882), Home Secretary. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Thomas Harwood (active 1864), Surgeon. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Samuel Leech (1828-1879), Solicitor. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Henry Moore (1819-1887), Chaplain of Derby County Gaol. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Thomas Roe, 1st Baron Roe (1832-1923), Politician and businessman. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Hugh Scott (active 1864), Derbyshire county magistrate. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- James Henry Sims (circa 1815-1888), Governor of Derby County Gaol. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Forbes Benignus Winslow (1810-1874), Physician and specialist in insanity. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1864back to top
Current affairsFirst of the Contagious Diseases Act. These acts allowed for the arrest, medical inspection and confinement of any woman suspected of being a prostitute in the port towns. Following huge public outcry over their discrimination against women, notably led by Josephine Butler, leader of the Ladies' National Association, the acts were eventually repealed.
Octavia Hill starts work on slums, and the International Working Men's Association is founded in London.
Art and scienceThe Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell presents his discoveries in the field of electromagnetics to the Royal Society. His paper A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field expresses the basic laws of electricity and magnetism in unified fashion. Maxwell's equations, as his rules came to be known, helped create modern physics, laying the foundation for future work in special relativity and quantum mechanics.
InternationalAustria and Prussia combine forces to seize Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
Britain cedes Corfu, acquired from France in the Second Treaty of Paris (1815) to Greece. Although Britain had vigorously suppressed an uprising in 1849 in Cephalonia aiming to restore Iolian islands, the government changed policy throughout the 1850s and 60s.
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