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Vanity Fair Panel no. 6

33 of 33 portraits of John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 6

by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, and Carlo Pellegrini, and Alfred Thompson (Atn), and Sir Leslie Ward, and Théobald Chartran ('T'), and Adriano Cecioni
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1869-1886
13 1/2 in. x 55 in. (343 mm x 1397 mm) image size
Reference Collection
NPG D39296

Artistsback to top

  • Adriano Cecioni (1838-1886), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 34 portraits.
  • Théobald Chartran ('T') (1849-1907), Painter and caricaturist. Artist or producer associated with 86 portraits.
  • Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889), 'Ape'; caricaturist. Artist or producer associated with 490 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • Alfred Thompson (Atn) (active 1862-1876), Cartoonist. Artist or producer associated with 29 portraits.
  • James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902), French painter and printmaker. Artist or producer associated with 70 portraits.
  • Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922), 'Spy'; caricaturist and portrait painter; son of Edward Matthew Ward. Artist or producer associated with 1617 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.

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Events of 1869back to top

Current affairs

Gladstone introduces the Irish Church Disestablishment Act, which disestablishes the Church of Ireland, disassociating it from the state and repealing the paying of tithes to the Anglican Church of Ireland.
Girton College is founded in Cambridge by Barbara Bodichon and Emily Davies, the first residential college for women in England; women were granted full membership to the University in 1948.

Art and science

Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev invents the periodic table of elements, which arranges elements within a group in order of their atomic mass.
The British scientist Mary Somerville publishes her last book On Molecular and Microscopic Science.
Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir paint together in the open air at La Grenouillère, developing the Impressionist style.

International

The Suez canal opens, linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea, and transforming trade routes between Europe and Asia as merchants no longer had to circumvent Africa. The canal was largely in British and French control until Egyptian nationalisation in 1956, which sparked off the international Suez crisis.
Serialisation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel of Russian society during the Napoleonic wars, War and Peace finishes.

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