Princess Augusta Sophia
8 of 30 portraits matching these criteria:
- set matching 'Richard James Lane lithographs (vol 7)'
Princess Augusta Sophia
by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, after Sir William Charles Ross
lithograph, published 1 August 1840
15 1/8 in. x 11 in. (385 mm x 280 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
Sitterback to top
- Princess Augusta Sophia (1768-1840), Second daughter of George III. Sitter associated with 18 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Colnaghi and Puckle (active 1839-1845), Printsellers and publishers. Artist associated with 56 portraits.
- Jérémie Graf (active 1837-1842), Lithographic printer. Artist associated with 113 portraits.
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1225 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir William Charles Ross (1794-1860), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 97 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (23 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London)
Events of 1840back to top
Current affairsVictoria marries her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; he is given the title of Prince Consort.
The Penny Black stamp is introduced by Rowland Hill; the first pre-paid, self-adhesive stamp, it marks the start of the modern postal system.
The start of the Irish potato famine, which by the time of its peak in 1851, had caused the deaths of one million, and contributed to the sharp rise of emigration from Ireland to England and America.
Art and scienceBeau Brummel, the fashion leader responsible for sparking the culture of 'Dandyism', dies of syphilis.
The first stone is laid on the new Houses of Parliament, based on the gothic designs by the architects Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. The old buildings had burned down in 1834, following a blaze caused by burning wooden tallies used by the Exchequer to calculate tax.
InternationalThe Afghans surrender to Britain during the Afghan-British war (1839-42). The war was sparked by British fear over Russian influence in Afghanistan, with the British East India Company resolving to depose the Afghan leader, Dost Muhammad, who was insistent on Afghan independence, and restore the former leader Shoja Shah.
The Maoris yield sovereignty of New Zealand under the Treaty of Waitangi.