Henry Hugh Armstead

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Henry Hugh Armstead

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1883
4 1/2 in. x 3 5/8 in. (115 mm x 91 mm) image size
Acquired, 1883
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax17718

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  • Henry Hugh Armstead (1828-1905), Sculptor and illustrator. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.

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Following the Secret Ballot Act (1872), the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act was a further measure introduced by Gladstone's government with the intention of limiting bribery and intimidation in elections. Candidates' expenses were published, and a strict limit set on expenses, and it also enabled poorer candidates to stand for parliament.

Art and science

The Royal College of Music founded in London, with the British musicologist George Grove as its first director.
Monet moves to Giverny, a village along the Seine, where he lives until his death in 1926. Renting a farmhouse he later buys, Monet designs a pond, redesigns the garden, and begins to paint some of his most recognisable images of water lilies, flower beds and the Japanese footbridge.

International

The Brooklyn Bridge opens in New York, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, stretching 1825 metres over the East River. One of the oldest suspension bridges in America, it was the largest in the world upon completion. Designed by the John Augustus Roebling's engineering firm, the bridge is built from limestone, granite and Rosendale natural cement, in gothic style.

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