John Robert Irving
1 portrait of John Robert Irving
John Robert Irving
by Benjamin William Crombie
coloured etching, published 1882 (1839)
9 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (249 mm x 145 mm) plate size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistback to top
- Benjamin William Crombie (1803-1847), Draughtsman, engraver and caricaturist. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
Events of 1882back to top
Current affairsThe Ashes Test cricket series is born. The series gets its name from a satirical obituary published in the English newspaper The Sporting Times, stating that English cricket had died and its cremated body was being taken back to Australia, after England, with batsmen W. G. Grace and Charles Studd, lost the first home match to Australia at the Oval.
The Married Women's Property Act is passed, securing equal property rights between married couples.
Art and scienceEadweard Muybridge, British photographer, exhibits his images of animal and human motion, captured with his 'zoopraxiscope', a motion-picture machine recreating movement by displaying individual photographs in rapid succession, at the Royal Academy and Royal Institution. His studies and inventions contributed to the development of motion pictures, with E.J. Marey and the Lumiere brothers acknowledging his impact.
InternationalThe Zioinist movement begins, with the first wave of Jewish immigrants to Palestine, at this time part of the Ottoman empire. The Jewish people were in Diaspora, spread across the world, and Palestine, the place of Jewish origin but now also occupied by Muslims and Christians, seemed a logical place for a settlement.
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