Francis James Noel
36 of 43 portraits by Antoine Claudet
Francis James Noel
by George Zobel, printed by Thomas Brooker, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Antoine Claudet
mezzotint, published 7 March 1855
15 1/2 in. x 12 3/8 in. (393 mm x 315 mm) plate size; 20 5/8 in. x 14 in. (523 mm x 355 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Francis James Noel (1793-1854), Rector of Teston and Nettlestead. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Brooker (active 1855-1879), Printer. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Antoine Claudet (1797-1867), Photographer and inventor. Artist associated with 43 portraits.
- Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co (active 1830-1890), Printsellers and publishers. Artist associated with 91 portraits.
- George Zobel (1810-1881), Printmaker. Artist associated with 51 portraits.
Events of 1855back to top
Current affairsPalmerston becomes Prime Minister, leading a coalition government after Lord Aberdeen loses a vote of confidence over his handling of the Crimean war. Known by the nickname 'Lord Pumicestone' for his abrasive style, Palmerston is the oldest prime minister in history to take up the post for the first time at the age of 71.
Stamp duty on newspapers is abolished, creating the mass media market in the UK as newspapers became more widely and cheaply available.
Art and scienceFollowing a trip through the Holy Land to the Dead Sea, William Holman Hunt begins his symbolically-laden painting The Scapegoat.
John Millais marries Effie Gray, previously John Ruskin's wife, after their marriage was annulled that year.
The social theorist and sociologist Herbert Spencer and philosopher G. H. Lewes, publishes Principles of Pyschology, exploring a physiological basis to psychology.