published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
8 7/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (224 mm x 159 mm) image size
Given by Mrs Granville Proby, 1944
Sittersback to top
- William Powell Frith (1819-1909), Painter. Sitter in 25 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits. Identify
- William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Pre-Raphaelite painter. Sitter in 29 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits. Identify
- Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873), Painter. Sitter in 22 portraits, Artist associated with 55 portraits. Identify
- Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt (1829-1896), Painter and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 75 portraits, Artist associated with 41 portraits. Identify
- Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Landscape painter. Sitter associated with 43 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits. Identify
- Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), Painter. Sitter in 21 portraits, Artist associated with 16 portraits. Identify
Events of 1876back to top
Current affairsFollowing the introduction of the Royal Titles Act, Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India, with Disraeli deliberately flattering Victoria's imperialist ambitions. In turn, Victoria creates Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield; he continues to run government from the Lords.
Art and scienceThe classical-subject painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, famous for his elegant depictions of the Roman Empire, paints An Audience at Agrippa's.
US inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents and patents the telephone following research into vocal physiology and speech instruction for the deaf, after discovering that sound could be transmitted and reconverted through an electric wire by using a continuous electric current.