2 of 2 portraits of James Loch
by James Posselwhite, printed by Dixon & Ross, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, published 1850 (1845)
20 7/8 in. x 16 3/8 in. (529 mm x 416 mm) plate size; 27 1/8 in. x 19 1/4 in. (688 mm x 488 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1959
Artistsback to top
- Dixon & Ross (active 1833-1846), Printers. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- James Posselwhite (1798-1884), Engraver. Artist associated with 44 portraits.
- George Richmond (1809-1896), Portrait painter and draughtsman; son of Thomas Richmond. Artist associated with 325 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.
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.