Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe (née Feilding), Countess of Mount Edgcumbe

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Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe (née Feilding), Countess of Mount Edgcumbe

by J. Artlett, published by Joseph Hogarth, after Frederick A.C. Tilt
stipple engraving, published 1845
13 1/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. (333 mm x 258 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (372 mm x 301 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D39074

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  • J. Artlett (active 1845), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Joseph Hogarth (1801-circa 1879), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 65 portraits.
  • Frederick A.C. Tilt (1823-1869), Miniature painter. Artist or producer associated with 15 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

Cardinal Newman converts to Roman Catholicism. A leader of the Oxford movement , growing in influence since the 1820s, Newman had raised doubts about the authority of the Anglican church.
Ralph Etwall, MP for Andover, demands an inquiry into the administration of the Andover workhouse, which leads to the abolition of the Poor Law Commission, and resolution of Parliament to improve workhouse conditions.

Art and science

The American poet, short story writer, critic and leader of the American Romantic movement, Edgar Allan Poe, publishes his narrative poem 'The Raven'. The poem is a supernatural tale of a mysterious talking raven's visit to a distraught lover, who descends into madness, and explores themes of self-torture and obsession.
The reconstruction of Trafalgar Square, by architects John Nash and Sir Charles Barry, is completed.

International

Sir John Franklin's expedition in search of the North-West passage, the sea route linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Franklin took two ships, the Erebus and the Terror, and a crew of 129 men made up Royal Navy officers. The crew never returned. Search parties sent out years later discovered the ships had got stuck in frozen waters, and that all the men had died.

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