by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Charles Allen Duval
stipple engraving, published 1843
13 7/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (353 mm x 303 mm) plate size; 19 5/8 in. x 15 5/8 in. (497 mm x 398 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Sitterback to top
- Richard Cobden (1804-1865), Politician; MP for several constituencies, manufacturer and free trade campaigner. Sitter in 50 portraits.
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Events of 1843back to top
Current affairsSir Henry Cole commissions 1,000 copies of the first Christmas card, designed by John Callcott Horsley. Cole would later be instrumental in staging the Great Exhibition, and in developing science and art education in Britain.
Nelson's statue, by E.H. Bailey, is placed on top of its column in Trafalgar Square.
Art and scienceThe Theatre Regulations Act is passed, abolishing the privileged position of the 'major' theatres which held letters patent from the crown, allowing all theatres to perform 'legitimate' theatre.
First volume of Ruskin's Modern Painters published, praising Turner and demanding that artists should demonstrate 'truth to nature' in their work. Ruskin is a great inspiration to the Pre-Raphaelites.