James Allen Ransome
James Allen Ransome
by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, by Brooker & Harrison, printed by George Salisbury Shury, published by Thomas Agnew, published by Rudolph Ackermann Jr, published by Anaglyphic Company, after Richard Ansdell
mixed-method engraving, published 18 June 1844
21 3/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (543 mm x 342 mm) plate size; 26 3/8 in. x 19 1/4 in. (670 mm x 489 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Sitterback to top
- James Allen Ransome (1806-1875), Agricultural machinery manufacturer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Rudolph Ackermann Jr (1793-1868), Print publisher. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- Thomas Agnew (1794-1871), Art dealer. Artist associated with 59 portraits.
- Anaglyphic Company (active 1844), Publisher. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- Richard Ansdell (1815-1885), Animal painter. Artist associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Brooker & Harrison (active 1842-circa 1906), Printers. Artist associated with 50 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds Jr (1794-1872), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 69 portraits.
- George Salisbury Shury (1815-1894), Printmaker. Artist associated with 13 portraits.
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Events of 1844back to top
Current affairsBritain experiences a railway boom. Peel's government passes a series of Acts creating provision of cheap, regular rail services. George Hudson, the first great railway entrepreneur, who controlled over 1,000 miles of railway track and whose enterprises made York a major commercial and transport hub, becomes known as 'the Railway King'.
Art and scienceDisraeli's Coningsby is published. The first of his 1840s 'Young England' trilogy, it was the cultural manifesto of Disraeli's vision for a new Conservativism.
David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson set up their innovative and pioneering photography studio in Edinburgh, capturing portraits of both Scottish society figures and workers, as well as urban and rural landscape scenes.
InternationalTensions continue to mount in Eastern Europe over Russian imperialist ambitions, as Tsar Nicholas I describes the Ottoman Empire as 'the Sick Man of Europe'.
With the overthrow of the Haitians, the Spanish-speaking portion of the island of Hispaniola gains independence, as the Dominican Republic.
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