15 of 47 portraits by Henry Graves
by George Salisbury Shury, published by Henry Graves, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1863 (1782)
8 3/4 in. x 7 in. (220 mm x 177 mm) plate size; 11 1/8 in. x 9 in. (282 mm x 230 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Artistsback to top
- Henry Graves (1806-1892), Printseller and fine art publisher. Artist associated with 47 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1415 portraits, Sitter associated with 39 portraits.
- George Salisbury Shury (1815-1894), Printmaker. Artist associated with 13 portraits.
Events of 1863back to top
Current affairsThe opening of the world's first underground railway, with the Metropolitan Railway running trains between Bishop's Street, Padington and Farringdon. Work had begun in 1860, using the 'cut-and-cover' method of construction. The Metropolitan line inspired the construction of other underground railways - the Parisian 'Metro' took its name from the line.
The Football Association is founded.
Art and scienceJulia Margaret Cameron takes up photography, taking portraits of some of the most celebrated figures of the day, with her romantic style capturing the sense of nostalgia and longing that characterised the age.
Kingsley's Water Babies; A Fairy Tale for Children is published, the hugely popular tale of drowned chimney sweep Tom's moral education in the river world of the water babies. It inspired the 1978 film starring James Mason.