by Charles Clifford, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 14 November 1861
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. (89 mm x 58 mm)
Given by W. Isaac Williams, 1955
Sitterback to top
- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 543 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- The Beautiful and the Damned (6 June 2001 - 7 October 2001)
Events of 1861back to top
Current affairsDeath of Prince Albert, from typhoid fever. Queen Victoria goes into a long period of mourning, withdrawing from public duties, and becomes known by the satirical title 'Widow of Windsor'.
Art and scienceMrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is published by her husband Sidney, who successfully maintained the Beeton brand after his wife's early death seven years later. The highly popular book, containing recipes and advice for housekeeping, appealed to the Victorian belief that a woman's role was managing the home.
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company is founded, marking the start of the arts and crafts movement.
InternationalThe American civil war begins after the Confederate army attacks Union forces at Fort Sumter in April. The Confederates, comprised of eleven southern states who seceded from the Union over the right to independence on issues such as abolition, are presided over by Jefferson Davis, formerly senator of Mississippi. Although the Union had early successes, the Confederates' victory at Bull Run sets the Union up for a long, four-year war.
Recommended Exhibitions & displays
- Celebrating Queen Victoria: 200 Years
Until 1 September
- Handlist of names in the Reference Collection - M-Z
- The World's Most Photographed
- Popular Prints of Victoria and Albert
- Silhouettes display, 2004-05
- The Beautiful and the Damned
- Kings and Queens: A Family tree
- Queen Victoria Trail
- Prince Albert Trail
- Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield