Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

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Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Louis Aristide, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
line engraving, published 1848
23 5/8 in. x 18 in. (601 mm x 456 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1915
Reference Collection
NPG D33754

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  • Louis Aristide (active 1839-died 1852). Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt (1796-1871), Printseller and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 62 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 68 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Led by Feargus O'Connor, up to 50,000 Chartist members meet on Kennington Common, to form a procession and present another petition to Parliament. Although there was a large military and police presence, the rally was peaceful.

Art and science

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood a group of English painters, poets and critics, is founded by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt, intent on reforming art by rejecting the artists who imitated Raphael and Michelangelo. Instead, they advocated a return to a close observation of nature, invested with the intense detail, colours, and compositions of Quattrocento Italian and Flemish art, producing works layered with symbolism.

International

Following the fall of the French monarchy, revolutions take place in France, Germany and Italy, provoked by a widespread desire for political independence from repressive regimes, and a range of economic problems which had caused unemployment, food shortages and poverty. Louis Napoleon becomes the first President of France's Second Republic.
The first gold rush takes place in America, after gold is found on the Sacramento river, California.

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