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William Etty

by John Watkins, after Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860s (1849)
3 3/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (87 mm x 58 mm) image size
Given by D.S. McColl, 1916
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax17253

Sitterback to top

  • William Etty (1787-1849), Painter. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Unknown photographer, Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 6582 portraits.
  • John Watkins (1823-1874), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 253 portraits.

Events of 1849back to top

Current affairs

Benjamin Disraeli becomes Conservative leader in the House of Commons.
Bedford College for Women is founded, following on from the foundation of Queen's College for Women the previous year.
Henry Mayhew, the social researcher and reform advocate, begins publishing his extensive statistical survey into the living conditions of urban communities, London Labour and the London Poor in the Morning Chronicle.

Art and science

With the death of his father Johann Strauss the Elder, Johann Baptist Strauss, the Austrian violinist and composer combines his and his father's orchestra, becoming known as 'the Waltz King'. His famous waltzes include The Blue Danube (1867). Dante Gabriel Rossetti paints his sister, the poet Christina, in The Girlhood of Mary Virgin.

International

Rome is briefly proclaimed a republic after the papal states are overthrown by Italian republicans. Napoleon's dependency on French Catholics leads him however to help restore papal authority. The restoration of Austrian military rule in Italy further darkens hopes of a self-ruling Italian nationhood.
Communist riots are suppressed in Paris.

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