by Robert Jefferson Bingham
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
2 7/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (72 mm x 65 mm) image size, oval
acquired unknown source, 1962
Sitterback to top
- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 545 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- The Beautiful and the Damned (6 June 2001 - 7 October 2001)
Events of 1865back to top
Current affairsElizabeth Garrett Anderson is the first female to be awarded a doctor's licence. She is also involved in collecting signatures for the Manchester Suffrage Committee, the first suffrage organisation, formed this year. John Stuart Mill was also elected to parliament this year on the platform of women's suffrage.
Palmerston dies in October, and is replaced as leader of the Liberal government by his Foreign Secretary, Lord Russell.
Art and scienceLewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is published, inspired by Carroll's relationship (as Oxford don Sir Charles Dodgson) with his friend Henry George Liddell's daughter Alice.
Matthew Arnold publishes the first series of Essays in Criticism, a defining text in the development of English literature as an academic discipline.