James Andrew Broun Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie

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James Andrew Broun Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie

by John Henry Robinson, published by Joseph Hogarth, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, published 1849
22 7/8 in. x 16 5/8 in. (581 mm x 421 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1933
Reference Collection
NPG D34664

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Artistsback to top

  • Joseph Hogarth (1801-circa 1879), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 65 portraits.
  • George Richmond (1809-1896), Portrait painter and draughtsman; son of Thomas Richmond. Artist or producer associated with 330 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.
  • John Henry Robinson (1796-1871), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 119 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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  • NPG x134620: James Andrew Broun Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie (based on same portrait)

Events of 1849back to top

Current affairs

Benjamin Disraeli becomes Conservative leader in the House of Commons.
Bedford College for Women is founded, following on from the foundation of Queen's College for Women the previous year.
Henry Mayhew, the social researcher and reform advocate, begins publishing his extensive statistical survey into the living conditions of urban communities, London Labour and the London Poor in the Morning Chronicle.

Art and science

With the death of his father Johann Strauss the Elder, Johann Baptist Strauss, the Austrian violinist and composer combines his and his father's orchestra, becoming known as 'the Waltz King'. His famous waltzes include The Blue Danube (1867). Dante Gabriel Rossetti paints his sister, the poet Christina, in The Girlhood of Mary Virgin.

International

Rome is briefly proclaimed a republic after the papal states are overthrown by Italian republicans. Napoleon's dependency on French Catholics leads him however to help restore papal authority. The restoration of Austrian military rule in Italy further darkens hopes of a self-ruling Italian nationhood.
Communist riots are suppressed in Paris.

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