1 portrait of Queen Victoria
by and published by William Finden, by and published by Edward Francis Finden, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after Richard James Lane
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1838
13 1/4 in. x 10 1/8 in. (337 mm x 257 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 11 in. (356 mm x 278 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 546 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
- William Finden (1787-1852), Engraver. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1225 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- McQueen (Macqueen) (active 1819-1872), Printers. Artist associated with 70 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (18 & 19, Southampton Place, Euston Square, New Road, London)
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Events of 1838back to top
Current affairsThe Anti-Corn Law league is established in Manchester, led by Richard Cobden and John Bright, aiming to create a fully free-trade economy.
The People's Charter is published, demanding many constitutional amendments that would become central to future democratic reform, including universal male suffrage and secret ballots. Despite having one million signatures (and 5 million by 1848), the petition was rejected.
Slavery is completely abolished.
Art and scienceTurner's The Fighting Temeraire is exhibited at the Royal Academy. The Temeraire, which had broken the line at the Battle of Trafalgar, was a reflection on the rapid changes of the industrial age. This was demonstrated this year when Isambard Brunel's Great Western crosses the Atlantic, in just fifteen days - a ship under sail could take a month.
The London-Birmingham railway is also completed, the line engineered by Robert Stephenson.
InternationalThe first stage in the formation of independent Boer republics in South Africa, as the Republic of Natal is formed in South Africa, following the Boers defeat of the Matabele of Mzilikasi. This comes two years after the Dutch-speaking inhabitants of the British-ruled colony of South Africa set out on the Great Trek, in search of their own independent state.
The Central American Federation, an experimental republic formed of several Latin states splits.
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