22 of 55 portraits of Adelina Patti
by United Association of Photography Limited
wothlytype carte-de-visite, circa 1865
2 3/4 in. x 2 1/8 in. (70 mm x 55 mm) image size
Given by an anonymous donor, 1939
Sitterback to top
- Adelina Patti (1843-1919), Singer; sister of Carlotta Patti. Sitter associated with 55 portraits.
Artistback to top
- United Association of Photography Limited (active 1864-1867). Artist associated with 29 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographers' studio, 213 Regent Street, London)
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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 Sir 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.