by Samuel Bellin, printed by W. Hatton, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Philip Westcott
mezzotint, published 18 June 1852
20 1/8 in. x 15 5/8 in. (510 mm x 398 mm) plate size; 28 1/4 in. x 21 3/8 in. (718 mm x 543 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Sitterback to top
- James Kershaw (1795-1864), Businessman and politician; Mayor of Manchester and MP for Stockport. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Samuel Bellin (1799-1893), Printmaker and draughtsman. Artist associated with 47 portraits.
- W. Hatton (active 1847-1856), Printer. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- Philip Westcott (1815-1878), Painter. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
Events of 1852back to top
Current affairsThe Peelites, a breakaway group who had supported Peel during the Corn Law reforms, join the Liberals. The Conservative Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, becomes Prime Minister after Lord John Russell's Liberal administration collapses. The administration is short-lived and replaced by a new Liberal-Peelite coalition, under the leadership of former Tory George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen.
Art and scienceStart of spiritualism craze in England.
London physician Peter Mark Roget first publishes his thesaurus.
American author Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes the hugely successful anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin
Scottish physicist William Thomson formulates the second law of thermodynamics, demonstrating that a rapidly expanding gas cools.
InternationalIndependent Boer republics north of the Vaal and Orange rivers are recognised by Britain following the Sand River Convention. Later, the Bloemfontein Convention (1854) formally recognises the independence of Boer republics between the Vaal and Orange rivers, resulting in the Boer Republic of the Orange Free State.
Tension escalates in Crimea as France demands that Turkey end Russia's exclusive control of the Christian Holy Places in the Ottoman empire.