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Mrs East ('A Greek lady')

2 of 3 portraits of Mrs East

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Mrs East ('A Greek lady')

by Richard James Lane, after Sir George Hayter
lithograph, 1836
15 1/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (384 mm x 234 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
Reference Collection
NPG D21823

Sitterback to top

  • Mrs East (active 1836). Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist or producer associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
  • Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist or producer associated with 1226 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D22162: Mrs East ('A Greek lady') (from same stone)
  • NPG D36094: Mrs East ('A Greek lady') (from same stone)

Events of 1836back to top

Current affairs

William Lovett founds the Working Men's Association, the precursor to Chartism, with the aim to achieving equal social and political rights between men of all classes.
A reduction in stamp duty from 4d to 1d helps to keep unstamped newspapers off the street, and leads to wider circulation of legal newspapers.
The first railway line is built in London, connecting to Greenwich and operated by the London Greenwich Railway (LGR).

Art and science

The American poet and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson outlines his theory of transcendentalism in Nature, in which he argues for individualism above traditional authority, stressing the infinitude of the private self and the possibility of achieving an original relation to the universe.
The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer publishes On the Will in Nature, a precursor to his famous The World as Will and Representation.

International

Texas declares its independence from Mexico following a series of battles, including those at the Alamo and Goliad. Sam Houston is the first president of Texas, serving both in 1836-38 and 1841-44.
The city of Adelaide is founded in Australia, at the mouth of the Torrens river, named in honour of Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV.

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