Lady Georgiana Fane
1 portrait of Lady Georgiana Fane
Lady Georgiana Fane
by John Richardson Jackson, published by Graves & Warmsley, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1 September 1842 (1806)
13 5/8 in. x 10 in. (346 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 16 in. x 12 3/8 in. (405 mm x 313 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Lady Georgiana Fane (died 1874), Fifth daughter of John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Graves & Warmsley (active 1841-1843), Printsellers. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- John Richardson Jackson (1819-1877), Engraver. Artist associated with 59 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 686 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
Events of 1842back to top
Current affairsEdwin Chadwick publishes his damning report, Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Poor, which details the shocking living conditions of the urban poor and prompts government to take a new interest in public health issues.
A year-long depression and the rejection of the Chartist petition leads to riots, with workers striking in the Midlands, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and parts of Scotland.
Art and scienceMudie's Lending Library opens, becoming one of the largest circulating libraries in the period. Made popular by the otherwise high cost of books, it exerts a great influence over literature; both by maintaining the more costly 'three decker' novel structure, and acting as moral censor.
Richard Owen, the English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist, coins the term 'dinosaur', combining the Greek words for 'formidable' and 'reptile'.
InternationalTreaty of Nanjing, which allows China to trade with Britain and lends Hong Kong to the British crown for 150 years. In Afghanistan, the Anglo-Afghan war ends as the British abandon Kabul, withdrawing to India and losing most of their garrison force in the operation with only one member, Dr William Brydon, surviving.
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