Isabella Ann Wolff
Isabella Ann Wolff
by Samuel Cousins, published by John Clowes Grundy, published by Robert Hindmarsh Grundy, published by Anaglyphic Company, after Goupil & Vibert, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, published 1 March 1844 (1815)
17 3/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (440 mm x 320 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1956
Sitterback to top
- Isabella Ann Wolff (1771?-1829), Wife of Jens Wolff, the Danish consul in London. Sitter in 4 portraits.
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- Anaglyphic Company (active 1844), Publisher. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver. Artist associated with 168 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Goupil & Vibert (active 1844), Publishers. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- John Clowes Grundy (1806-1867), Printseller, publisher and art patron. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Robert Hindmarsh Grundy (1816-1865), Printseller and watercolourist. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 689 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
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Events of 1844back to top
Current affairsBritain experiences a railway boom. Peel's government passes a series of Acts creating provision of cheap, regular rail services. George Hudson, the first great railway entrepreneur, who controlled over 1,000 miles of railway track and whose enterprises made York a major commercial and transport hub, becomes known as 'the Railway King'.
Art and scienceDisraeli's Coningsby is published. The first of his 1840s 'Young England' trilogy, it was the cultural manifesto of Disraeli's vision for a new Conservativism.
David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson set up their innovative and pioneering photography studio in Edinburgh, capturing portraits of both Scottish society figures and workers, as well as urban and rural landscape scenes.
InternationalTensions continue to mount in Eastern Europe over Russian imperialist ambitions, as Tsar Nicholas I describes the Ottoman Empire as 'the Sick Man of Europe'.
With the overthrow of the Haitians, the Spanish-speaking portion of the island of Hispaniola gains independence, as the Dominican Republic.
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