4 of 4 portraits of Thomas Landseer
by W. Joseph Edwards, after George Landseer
stipple engraving, published 1850s
16 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. (419 mm x 298 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Landseer (1793 or 1794-1880), Engraver; son of John George Landseer. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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Events of 1850back to top
Current affairsCardinal Wiseman, a Catholic priest who had exerted a strong influence on the Oxford movement, is made a Cardinal and leader of the Catholic church in England, thus restoring Roman Catholic hierarchy in England.
Art and scienceDeath of poet laureate William Wordsworth; his great autobiographical poem The Prelude is published posthumously, famously charting the growth of the poet's mind.
Tennyson's In Memoriam is also published. A poignant record of his grief over the death of his friend Arthur Hallam, the poem also movingly questions the strength of faith in an increasingly scientific age.