King Edward VII
King Edward VII
by Richard James Lane, and by James Henry Lynch, published by John Mitchell, after William Frederick Lake Price
lithograph, published 1858
20 3/8 in. x 14 in. (518 mm x 356 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10. Sitter associated with 505 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist or producer associated with 1226 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- James Henry Lynch (active 1815-died 1868), Lithographer and painter. Artist or producer associated with 46 portraits.
- John Mitchell (active 1832-died 1889), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 205 portraits.
- William Frederick Lake Price (1810-1896), Watercolour painter and photographer. Artist or producer associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Events of 1858back to top
Current affairsAfter Palmerston's government collapses, the Earl of Derby becomes Prime Minister for second time, again heading a minority government.
The Property qualification for MPs is abolished; one of the demands made by the Chartists, this allowed men who did not own property to stand as parliamentary candidates. Lionel Nathan Rothschild becomes the first Jew to sit in Britain's House of Commons, taking his oath on the Old Testament.
Art and scienceThe pianist Charles Hallé founds a symphony orchestra in Manchester, the Halle; now Britain's oldest professional orchestra. The Hallé symphony rose to prominence in the mid-20th century, under the tenure of conductor John Barbirolli, during which time they made many recordings, including Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 8.
InternationalThe British Crown assumes control of India from the East India Company.
The Treaty of Tientsin, ending the Second Opium War, gives European powers new rights to intervene in Chinese affairs
The Fenian Brotherhood is founded by John O'Mahony, an Irish emigrant to the United States, to support Irish republican ambitions.
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