1 of 8 portraits of Clara Schumann
by Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
3 1/2 in. x 2 3/8 in. (88 mm x 60 mm) image size
Given by Jane Souter Hipkins, 1930
Sitterback to top
- Clara Josephine Schumann (née Wieck) (1819-1896), Pianist and composer; wife of Robert Schumann. Sitter in 8 portraits.
Artistback to top
- (George) Herbert Watkins (1828-1916), Photographer. Artist associated with 261 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1868back to top
Current affairsFollowing the Earl of Derby's resignation, Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister. However, following a near immediate Liberal election victory, he is replaced as Prime Minister by Gladstone. Gladstone sets out his mission to 'pacify Ireland'.
Separately, the first meeting of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is held in Manchester.
Public executions are abolished, and are moved from outside Newgate gaol to inside the prison.