6 of 7 portraits by Nicolas Eustache Maurin
by Antoine Maurin, or by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, printed by François Séraphin Delpech
lithograph, 1845 or after
16 5/8 in. x 11 1/2 in. (423 mm x 292 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- John Sainsbury (died 1869), Proprietor of the Napoleon Museum. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- François Séraphin Delpech (1778-1825), Lithographer and lithographic printer. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
- Antoine Maurin (1793-1860), Lithographer. Artist associated with 20 portraits.
- Nicolas Eustache Maurin (1799-1850), Painter, lithographer and engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
Events of 1845back to top
Current affairsCardinal 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 scienceThe 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.