3 of 10 portraits matching 'Queen Victoria 1842'
by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, after Sir William Charles Ross
stipple and line engraving, published 1842
15 in. x 12 in. (381 mm x 306 mm) plate size; 26 1/8 in. x 19 7/8 in. (665 mm x 504 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 545 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Colnaghi and Puckle (active 1839-1845), Printsellers and publishers. Artist associated with 56 portraits.
- Sir William Charles Ross (1794-1860), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 97 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Henry Thomas Ryall (1811-1867), Engraver. Artist associated with 52 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (23 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London)
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Events of 1842back to top
Current affairsEdwin Chadwick publishes his damning report, Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Poor, which details the shocking living conditions of the urban poor and prompts government to take a new interest in public health issues.
A year-long depression and the rejection of the Chartist petition leads to riots, with workers striking in the Midlands, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and parts of Scotland.
Art and scienceMudie's Lending Library opens, becoming one of the largest circulating libraries in the period. Made popular by the otherwise high cost of books, it exerts a great influence over literature; both by maintaining the more costly 'three decker' novel structure, and acting as moral censor.
Richard Owen, the English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist, coins the term 'dinosaur', combining the Greek words for 'formidable' and 'reptile'.