by Sir Leslie Ward, printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
chromolithograph, published 11 March 1876
15 7/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (402 mm x 274 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- Tom Taylor (1817-1880), Playwright, comic writer and editor of Punch. Sitter in 17 portraits.
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Events of 1876back to top
Current affairsFollowing the introduction of the Royal Titles Act, Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India, with Disraeli deliberately flattering Victoria's imperialist ambitions. In turn, Victoria creates Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield; he continues to run government from the Lords.
Art and scienceThe classical-subject painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, famous for his elegant depictions of the Roman Empire, paints An Audience at Agrippa's.
US inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents and patents the telephone following research into vocal physiology and speech instruction for the deaf, after discovering that sound could be transmitted and reconverted through an electric wire by using a continuous electric current.