Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)
by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
8 5/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (220 mm x 155 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Sir Walter Ralegh (1554-1618), Soldier, sailor, poet and writer. Sitter in 48 portraits.
Related worksback to top
- NPG D5577: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
- NPG D5578: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
- NPG D5580: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
- NPG D5581: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
- NPG D5582: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
- NPG D5583: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
- NPG D5584: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
- NPG D5585: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
Events of 1836back to top
Current affairsWilliam Lovett founds the Working Men's Association, the precursor to Chartism, with the aim to achieving equal social and political rights between men of all classes.
A reduction in stamp duty from 4d to 1d helps to keep unstamped newspapers off the street, and leads to wider circulation of legal newspapers.
The first railway line is built in London, connecting to Greenwich and operated by the London Greenwich Railway (LGR).
Art and scienceThe American poet and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson outlines his theory of transcendentalism in Nature, in which he argues for individualism above traditional authority, stressing the infinitude of the private self and the possibility of achieving an original relation to the universe.
The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer publishes On the Will in Nature, a precursor to his famous The World as Will and Representation.
InternationalTexas declares its independence from Mexico following a series of battles, including those at the Alamo and Goliad. Sam Houston is the first president of Texas, serving both in 1836-38 and 1841-44.
The city of Adelaide is founded in Australia, at the mouth of the Torrens river, named in honour of Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV.
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