by Ghémar Frères, after Unknown engraver
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
3 3/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (85 mm x 55 mm) image size
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- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 545 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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- The Beautiful and the Damned (6 June 2001 - 7 October 2001)
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Events of 1861back to top
Current affairsDeath of Prince Albert, from typhoid fever. Queen Victoria goes into a long period of mourning, withdrawing from public duties, and becomes known by the satirical title 'Widow of Windsor'.
Art and scienceMrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is published by her husband Sidney, who successfully maintained the Beeton brand after his wife's early death seven years later. The highly popular book, containing recipes and advice for housekeeping, appealed to the Victorian belief that a woman's role was managing the home.
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company is founded, marking the start of the arts and crafts movement.