2 of 2 portraits of Feodorowna Cecilia (née Wellesley), Viscountess Bertie of Thame
by Robert Charles Dudley
chromolithograph, published 1864
11 3/4 in. x 16 5/8 in. (297 mm x 421 mm) paper size
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- Feodorowna Cecilia (née Wellesley), Viscountess Bertie of Thame (1838-1920), Wife of 1st Viscount Bertie of Thame; daughter of 1st Earl Cowley. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- Hariot Georgina (née Rowan-Hamilton), Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (1843-1936), Vicereine of India; wife of 1st Marquess of Dufferin & Ava; daughter of Archibald Rowan-Hamilton. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
- Eleanor Cecilia (née Hare), Lady Heneage (1845-1924), Wife of 1st Baron Heneage; daughter of 2nd Earl of Listowel. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
- Lady Victoria Margaret Louisa Howard (1844-1906), Daughter of 17th Earl of Suffolk. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- Diana de Vere (née Beauclerk), Lady Huddleston (1841-1905), Wife of Sir John Walter Huddleston; daughter of 9th Duke of St Albans. Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
- Victoria Alexandrina (née Montagu Douglas Scott), Marchioness of Lothian (later Lady Talbot) (1844-1938), Former wife of 9th Marquess of Lothian, and later wife of Bertram Chetwynd Talbot; daughter of 5th Duke of Buccleuch. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- Lady Agneta Harriet Montagu (née Yorke) (1838-1919), Wife of Victor Alexander Montagu; daughter of 4th Earl of Hardwicke. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
- Elma (née Bruce), Lady Thurlow (1842-1923), Wife of 5th Baron Thurlow; daughter of 8th Earl Elgin. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
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Events of 1864back to top
Current affairsFirst of the Contagious Diseases Act. These acts allowed for the arrest, medical inspection and confinement of any woman suspected of being a prostitute in the port towns. Following huge public outcry over their discrimination against women, notably led by Josephine Butler, leader of the Ladies' National Association, the acts were eventually repealed.
Octavia Hill starts work on slums, and the International Working Men's Association is founded in London.
Art and scienceThe Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell presents his discoveries in the field of electromagnetics to the Royal Society. His paper A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field expresses the basic laws of electricity and magnetism in unified fashion. Maxwell's equations, as his rules came to be known, helped create modern physics, laying the foundation for future work in special relativity and quantum mechanics.
InternationalAustria and Prussia combine forces to seize Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
Britain cedes Corfu, acquired from France in the Second Treaty of Paris (1815) to Greece. Although Britain had vigorously suppressed an uprising in 1849 in Cephalonia aiming to restore Iolian islands, the government changed policy throughout the 1850s and 60s.
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