1 portrait by F. Sexton
by F. Sexton, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by Charles Jefferys, after Conrad L'Allemand
lithograph, probably late 1840s
12 3/4 in. x 8 3/4 in. (324 mm x 222 mm) paper size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Sitterback to top
- Johanna Maria ('Jenny') Lind (1820-1887), Singer, known as 'the Swedish nightingale'; wife of Otto Moritz David Goldschmidt. Sitter in 20 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- M & N Hanhart (active 1839-1882), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 333 portraits.
- Charles Jefferys (active 1837-1880s), Music publisher. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Conrad L'Allemand (1809-1880), Artist. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- F. Sexton (active 1840s), Lithographer. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Sheet music cover for 'Farewell my Fatherland' by Felix Gantier.
Events of 1847back to top
Current affairsThe 10 Hours Factory Act passed, regulating working hours for women and children under the age of eighteen to a maximum of ten hours a day.
The Communist League is founded in London, and drew up a set of rules and aims, including overthrowing the bourgeoisie and empowering the Proleteriat, and ending class division, forming the basis of Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto (1848).}
Death and emigration resulting from starvation, plague and disease during worst year of the Great Famine in Ireland, known as Black 47.
Art and scienceA good year for novels: Emily Bronte's passionate, rebellious and gothic Wuthering Heightsis published, followed shortly by her sister Charlotte's 'Jane Eyre, a story of a governess's struggle for liberty from social and gender constrictions. Drawing on a similar vein of revolution and rebellious women, William Thackeray's satirical novel Vanity Fair is serialised.
The Don Pacifico affair sparks an international incident, when the Jewish trader's business was burned in an anti-semitic attack in Athens. When the Greek government refused to compensate him, Gibraltar-born Pacifico appealed to the British government. Foreign Minister Palmerston sent a squadron into the Aegean in 1850 to seize goods of the equivalent value, leading to strained relations with Turkey and Russia, and heated debates in Parliament.
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