Sir Robert Henry Sale
1 of 4 portraits of Sir Robert Henry Sale
Sir Robert Henry Sale
by and published by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by Joseph Sandell Welch, after George Clint
mezzotint, published 1 October 1845
19 3/4 in. x 15 in. (501 mm x 380 mm) plate size; 24 1/4 in. x 18 3/4 in. (615 mm x 477 mm) paper size
Given by Royal Hospital Chelsea, 1962
Artistsback to top
- George Clint (1770-1854), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 79 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), Engraver. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Sandell Welch (active 1847-1850), Printseller. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (4 Keppel Street, London; 24 St James's Street, Pall Mall, London)
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.
InternationalSir 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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