Charles West Cope
Charles West Cope
by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
3 3/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (85 mm x 55 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Charles West Cope (1811-1890), History painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist of 25 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John & Charles Watkins (active 1863-1870), Photographers. Artist associated with 334 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographers' studio, 34 Parliament Street, London)
Events of 1865back to top
Current affairsElizabeth Garrett Anderson is the first female to be awarded a doctor's licence. She is also involved in collecting signatures for the Manchester Suffrage Committee, the first suffrage organisation, formed this year. John Stuart Mill was also elected to parliament this year on the platform of women's suffrage.
Palmerston dies in October, and is replaced as leader of the Liberal government by his Foreign Secretary, Lord Russell.
Art and scienceLewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is published, inspired by Carroll's relationship (as Oxford don Charles Dodgson) with his friend Henry George Liddell's daughter Alice.
Matthew Arnold publishes the first series of Essays in Criticism, a defining text in the development of English literature as an academic discipline.
InternationalIn the American civil war, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant, leading to the surrender of the Confederacy's remaining field armies. A few days later, US President Abraham Lincoln is shot dead by Confederate sympathiser John Wilkes Booth. Later this year slavery is officially abolished after years of fierce campaigning. In response, the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan is founded on Christmas Eve.
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