Sir James Clark Ross
9 of 15 portraits of Sir James Clark Ross
Sir James Clark Ross
by and published for Henry Richard Cook, printed by Lahee & Co, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after John Robert Wildman
line engraving, published 3 March 1840 (1834)
19 5/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (497 mm x 378 mm) plate size; 23 7/8 in. x 16 5/8 in. (605 mm x 421 mm) paper size
Given by C.P.R. Bowen-Colthurst, 1986
Sitterback to top
- Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862), Rear-Admiral and Arctic explorer. Sitter in 15 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Colnaghi and Puckle (active 1839-1845), Printsellers and publishers. Artist associated with 56 portraits.
- Henry Richard Cook (active 1804-1849), Engraver. Artist associated with 66 portraits.
- Lahee & Co (active 1810-1852), Printers. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt (1796-1871), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- John Robert Wildman (1788-1843), Artist. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Cockspur Street, London; Threadneedle Street, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1840back to top
Current affairsVictoria marries her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; he is given the title of Prince Consort.
The Penny Black stamp is introduced by Rowland Hill; the first pre-paid, self-adhesive stamp, it marks the start of the modern postal system.
The start of the Irish potato famine, which by the time of its peak in 1851, had caused the deaths of one million, and contributed to the sharp rise of emigration from Ireland to England and America.
Art and scienceBeau Brummel, the fashion leader responsible for sparking the culture of 'Dandyism', dies of syphilis.
The first stone is laid on the new Houses of Parliament, based on the gothic designs by the architects Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. The old buildings had burned down in 1834, following a blaze caused by burning wooden tallies used by the Exchequer to calculate tax.
InternationalThe Afghans surrender to Britain during the Afghan-British war (1839-42). The war was sparked by British fear over Russian influence in Afghanistan, with the British East India Company resolving to depose the Afghan leader, Dost Muhammad, who was insistent on Afghan independence, and restore the former leader Shoja Shah.
The Maoris yield sovereignty of New Zealand under the Treaty of Waitangi.