by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Charles Allen Duval
mixed-method engraving, published 1843
14 in. x 10 7/8 in. (356 mm x 276 mm) plate size; 18 1/2 in. x 14 in. (469 mm x 357 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Sitterback to top
- John Bright (1811-1889), Statesman and orator. Sitter associated with 95 portraits.
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Events of 1843back to top
Current affairsSir Henry Cole commissions 1,000 copies of the first Christmas card, designed by John Callcott Horsley. Cole would later be instrumental in staging the Great Exhibition, and in developing science and art education in Britain.
Nelson's statue, by E.H. Bailey, is placed on top of its column in Trafalgar Square.
Art and scienceThe Theatre Regulations Act is passed, abolishing the privileged position of the 'major' theatres which held letters patent from the crown, allowing all theatres to perform 'legitimate' theatre.
First volume of Ruskin's Modern Painters published, praising Turner and demanding that artists should demonstrate 'truth to nature' in their work. Ruskin is a great inspiration to the Pre-Raphaelites.