John Bird Sumner
11 of 13 portraits of John Bird Sumner
John Bird Sumner
by Francis Holl, published by Joseph Hogarth, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, published 1849
17 5/8 in. x 16 3/4 in. (449 mm x 426 mm) plate size; 29 1/4 in. x 21 1/2 in. (742 mm x 545 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
Sitterback to top
- John Bird Sumner (1780-1862), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Joseph Hogarth (1801-circa 1879), Publisher. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- Francis Holl (1815-1884), Engraver. Artist associated with 100 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- George Richmond (1809-1896), Portrait painter and draughtsman; son of Thomas Richmond. Artist associated with 325 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.
Events of 1849back to top
Current affairsBenjamin Disraeli becomes Conservative leader in the House of Commons.
Bedford College for Women is founded, following on from the foundation of Queen's College for Women the previous year.
Henry Mayhew, the social researcher and reform advocate, begins publishing his extensive statistical survey into the living conditions of urban communities, London Labour and the London Poor in the Morning Chronicle.
Art and scienceWith the death of his father Johann Strauss the Elder, Johann Baptist Strauss, the Austrian violinist and composer combines his and his father's orchestra, becoming known as 'the Waltz King'. His famous waltzes include The Blue Danube (1867). Dante Gabriel Rossetti paints his sister, the poet Christina, in The Girlhood of Mary Virgin.
InternationalRome is briefly proclaimed a republic after the papal states are overthrown by Italian republicans. Napoleon's dependency on French Catholics leads him however to help restore papal authority. The restoration of Austrian military rule in Italy further darkens hopes of a self-ruling Italian nationhood.
Communist riots are suppressed in Paris.
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