1 of 2 portraits of Robert Haynes
by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, after Sir John Watson-Gordon
lithograph, 1851 (1839)
14 1/2 in. x 11 3/8 in. (368 mm x 290 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
Sitterback to top
- Robert Haynes (1770-1851), Speaker of the House of Assembly, Barbados. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- M & N Hanhart (active 1839-1882), Lithographic printers. Artist or producer associated with 333 portraits.
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist or producer associated with 1226 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir John Watson-Gordon (1788-1864), Portrait and historical subject painter. Artist or producer associated with 40 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Events of 1851back to top
Current affairsA population census is taken of all the people living in Britain, recording details about every householder on the night of March 30. This census greatly extends the fields of the 1841 census, being the first to record full details of individuals' birth locations, exact age, marital status, and details of disability, thus making it a valuable tool for demographers and genealogists. The census was made open for public inspection in 1912.
Art and scienceThe Great Exhibition is held in London,at the Crystal Palace, especially designed by Sir Joseph Paxton. The international exhibition was designed to showcase the best in science, art and industry. it attracted millions of visitors.
Lizzie Siddal poses for John Millais's painting Ophelia.
Hermann von Helmotz invents the ophthalmoscope, making it possible for doctors to examine within a patient's eye.
InternationalLouis-Napoléon Bonaparte, President of the French Republic, stages a coup d'état, successfully dissolving the French National Assembly without having the constitutional right to do so. Now the sole ruler of France, he re-establishes universal suffrage, previously abolished by the Assembly and becomes 'Napoléon III, Emperor of the French'.
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