55 of 55 portraits of Adelina Patti
by W. & D. Downey
copy print, 1868
4 7/8in. x 3 3/8in. (125 mm x 86 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Adelina Patti (1843-1919), Singer; sister of Carlotta Patti. Sitter associated with 55 portraits.
Artistback to top
- W. & D. Downey (active 1855-1940), Photographers. Artist associated with 935 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Lambert, Miles, Fashion in Photographs 1860-1880, 1991, p. 111
Events of 1868back to top
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.