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Samuel Hey

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Samuel Hey

by Richard James Lane, after Josiah Gilbert
lithograph, 1851 (1850)
18 3/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (466 mm x 344 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D35754

Sitterback to top

  • Samuel Hey (died 1893?), Rector of Sawley, Derby. Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Josiah Gilbert (1814-1892), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 12 portraits.
  • Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist or producer associated with 1226 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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Current affairs

A population census is taken of all the people living in Britain, recording details about every householder on the night of March 30. This census greatly extends the fields of the 1841 census, being the first to record full details of individuals' birth locations, exact age, marital status, and details of disability, thus making it a valuable tool for demographers and genealogists. The census was made open for public inspection in 1912.

Art and science

The Great Exhibition is held in London,at the Crystal Palace, especially designed by Sir Joseph Paxton. The international exhibition was designed to showcase the best in science, art and industry. it attracted millions of visitors.
Lizzie Siddal poses for John Millais's painting Ophelia.
Hermann von Helmotz invents the ophthalmoscope, making it possible for doctors to examine within a patient's eye.

International

Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, President of the French Republic, stages a coup d'état, successfully dissolving the French National Assembly without having the constitutional right to do so. Now the sole ruler of France, he re-establishes universal suffrage, previously abolished by the Assembly and becomes 'Napoléon III, Emperor of the French'.

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