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John Poore

1 of 2 portraits by W. Alsworth

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John Poore

by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, after W. Alsworth
lithograph, 1850
9 5/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (244 mm x 194 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
Reference Collection
NPG D21741

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  • John Poore (circa 1778-1866), Vicar of Marston and Rainham. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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  • W. Alsworth (active 1850). Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
  • M & N Hanhart (active 1839-1882), Lithographic printers. Artist or producer associated with 334 portraits.
  • Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist or producer associated with 1226 portraits, Sitter in 6 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.

International

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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