4 of 4 portraits of John Bell
by Thomas Goff Lupton, after George Clint
mezzotint, circa 1850-1873
19 7/8 in. x 14 1/4 in. (506 mm x 362 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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- John Bell (1745-1831), Publisher. Sitter associated with 4 portraits, Artist associated with 88 portraits.
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Events of 1850back to top
Current affairsCardinal 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 scienceDeath 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.