by J. Stevenson, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Thomas Agnew, published by Ackermann & Co, after Charles Allen Duval
line and stipple engraving, published 21 April 1846
14 3/8 in. x 11 in. (366 mm x 280 mm) plate size; 23 1/2 in. x 17 1/4 in. (596 mm x 437 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Sitterback to top
- Lawrence Heyworth (1786-1872), Woollen manufacturer, politician and legal writer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Ackermann & Co (active 1829-1859), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
- Thomas Agnew (1794-1871), Art dealer. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Brooker & Harrison (active 1842-circa 1906), Printers. Artist associated with 50 portraits.
- Charles Allen Duval (1808-1872), Portrait and subject painter. Artist associated with 24 portraits.
- J. Stevenson (active 1846), Engraver. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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Events of 1846back to top
Current affairsThe Conservative Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel divides his own party by repealing the unpopular Corn Laws, which prohibited the import of cheap grain from overseas, viewed by many as causing the famines in Ireland (which peaked in this year), as well as domestic hardships following a bad harvest. Peel, defeated on a separate issue, resigns. The Whig Earl Russell becomes Prime Minister.
Art and scienceEther is used for the first time as anaesthetic in an operation by the dentist William Morton, while surgeon John Collins Warren removes a tumor on a patient's neck.
Edward Lear, the popular humourist and artist, and author of illustrated nonsense verse (including 'The Owl and the Pussycat'), publishes his Book of Nonsense.