King Edward VII
King Edward VII
by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir George Hayter
lithograph, published 19 March 1842
14 5/8 in. x 21 3/8 in. (370 mm x 543 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
Sitterback to top
- King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10. Sitter associated with 506 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Jérémie Graf (active 1837-1842), Lithographic printer. Artist associated with 113 portraits.
- Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1225 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt (1796-1871), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Events of 1842back to top
Current affairsEdwin Chadwick publishes his damning report, Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Poor, which details the shocking living conditions of the urban poor and prompts government to take a new interest in public health issues.
A year-long depression and the rejection of the Chartist petition leads to riots, with workers striking in the Midlands, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and parts of Scotland.
Art and scienceMudie's Lending Library opens, becoming one of the largest circulating libraries in the period. Made popular by the otherwise high cost of books, it exerts a great influence over literature; both by maintaining the more costly 'three decker' novel structure, and acting as moral censor.
Richard Owen, the English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist, coins the term 'dinosaur', combining the Greek words for 'formidable' and 'reptile'.