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James Bandinel

6 of 10 portraits by John Callcott Horsley

James Bandinel, by John Callcott Horsley, 1850 - NPG D7492 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James Bandinel

by John Callcott Horsley
lithograph, 1850
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D7492

Sitterback to top

  • James Bandinel (1783-1849), Clerk in the Foreign Office; writer on the slave trade. Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903), Painter and Royal Academician. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.

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Current affairs

Cardinal Wiseman, a Catholic priest who had exerted a strong influence on the Oxford movement, is made a Cardinal and leader of the Catholic church in England, thus restoring Roman Catholic hierarchy in England.

Art and science

Death of poet laureate William Wordsworth; his great autobiographical poem The Prelude is published posthumously, famously charting the growth of the poet's mind.
Tennyson's In Memoriam is also published. A poignant record of his grief over the death of his friend Arthur Hallam, the poem also movingly questions the strength of faith in an increasingly scientific age.


Up to 50,000 pioneers travel west in wagons on the Oregon trail in the United States, one of the main overland migration routes across the continent. Spanning over half the continent, the trail led 2,170 miles through territories and land which would later become six US states, including Kansas, Wyoming and Oregon, helping the US to implement its goal of Manifest Destiny - building a nation spanning the North American continent.

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Catherine Cummings

9 July 2017, 13:13

James Bandinel 6 January 1783 – 29 July 1849 (Clerk in Foreign Office and author on slave trade)

He died in 1849 yet the lithograph is dated 1850.

He had a son- the Rev James M. A. Bandinel born in 1814.

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