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Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett (née Stanhope), Duchess of Cleveland, when Lady Dalmeny, by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after  Sir Francis Grant, published 1850 - NPG D33444 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett (née Stanhope), Duchess of Cleveland, when Lady Dalmeny

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 1850
14 3/8 in. x 11 in. (366 mm x 278 mm) plate size; 20 1/8 in. x 14 1/2 in. (510 mm x 367 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D33444

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Artistsback to top

  • Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 101 portraits, Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
  • Samuel William Reynolds Jr (1794-1872), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 69 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D33445: Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett (née Stanhope), Duchess of Cleveland, when Lady Dalmeny (from same plate)

Events of 1850back to top

Current affairs

Cardinal Wiseman, a Catholic priest who had exerted a strong influence on the Oxford movement, is made a Cardinal and leader of the Catholic church in England, thus restoring Roman Catholic hierarchy in England.

Art and science

Death of poet laureate William Wordsworth; his great autobiographical poem The Prelude is published posthumously, famously charting the growth of the poet's mind.
Tennyson's In Memoriam is also published. A poignant record of his grief over the death of his friend Arthur Hallam, the poem also movingly questions the strength of faith in an increasingly scientific age.

International

Up to 50,000 pioneers travel west in wagons on the Oregon trail in the United States, one of the main overland migration routes across the continent. Spanning over half the continent, the trail led 2,170 miles through territories and land which would later become six US states, including Kansas, Wyoming and Oregon, helping the US to implement its goal of Manifest Destiny - building a nation spanning the North American continent.

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