Sir Charles Broke Vere
Sir Charles Broke Vere
by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, published by Rudolph Ackermann Jr, published by Thomas McLean, published by S. & J. Fuller, published by E. Deck, after George Patten
mezzotint, published 1839
14 1/8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (359 mm x 286 mm) plate size; 19 1/4 in. x 14 7/8 in. (490 mm x 378 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1929
Artistsback to top
- Rudolph Ackermann Jr (1793-1868), Print publisher. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- Colnaghi and Puckle (active 1839-1845), Printsellers and publishers. Artist associated with 56 portraits.
- E. Deck (active 1839). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- S. & J. Fuller (active 1809-1854), Printsellers, stationers and artists' colourmen. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), Engraver. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 1057 portraits.
- George Patten (1801-1865), Artist. Artist associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (4 Kepple Street, Russell Square, London)
Events of 1839back to top
Current affairsThe Bedchamber crisis strains relations between the government and the monarchy, after Queen Victoria refuses to dismiss her Whig-appointed ladies of the bedchamber at the request of the new, Conservative Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. Peel resigns and Melbourne returns as Prime Minister.
The Grand National is first held at the Aintree race course, won by the horse Lottery, and the first Henley Royal Regatta, the rowing event, is held on the Thames.
Art and scienceThe French and British scientists Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot separately publicise their experiments with the new form of photography.
The prolific journalist Harriet Martineau publishes her three decker novel Deerbrook, the story of middle class country life.
InternationalThe first Opium War with China is sparked after the British government refuses to try six British soldiers accused of killing a Chinese man protecting a temple from looters. Relations were strained as Britain had promoted the drug opium in China to boost trade. Winning the war, Britain secured vital trading rights.
African captives aboard the Spanish ship La Amistad revolt, resulting in a highly publicised court case.
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