13 of 32 portraits of Charles Darwin
by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (1868)
10 1/4 in. x 8 7/8 in. (261 mm x 226 mm) plate size
acquired unknown source, 1939
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- Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), Naturalist, geologist and originator of the theory of evolution. Sitter in 35 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Isle of Wight (photographer's home and studio, Isle of Wight)
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Current affairsFollowing the Earl of Derby's resignation, Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister. However, following a near immediate Liberal election victory, he is replaced as Prime Minister by Gladstone. Gladstone sets out his mission to 'pacify Ireland'.
Separately, the first meeting of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is held in Manchester.
Public executions are abolished, and are moved from outside Newgate gaol to inside the prison.