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Princess Marie of Baden, Duchess of Hamilton

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Princess Marie of Baden, Duchess of Hamilton

by Richard James Lane, after Richard Buckner
lithograph, 1856
18 3/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (467 mm x 344 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
Reference Collection
NPG D22133

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  • Richard Buckner (1812-1883), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 27 portraits.
  • Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1225 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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  • NPG D21985: Princess Marie of Baden, Duchess of Hamilton (from same plate)

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Queen Victoria introduces the Victoria cross, an award for British soldiers who displayed exceptional valour in battle. Each medal was produced from Russian guns captured in the British war. In 2006, Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry became the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross since 1965, for his actions in the Iraq war.

Art and science

The National Portrait Gallery is founded by Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl of Stanhope, Thomas Babington Macaulay, and Thomas Carlyle, all biographers and historians. Historical rather than artistic in focus, the Gallery's aim was to collect original portraits of outstanding figures from British history, notably from politics, the arts, literature and science.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning publishes her epic and autobiographical poem Aurora Leigh.

International

The Treaty of Paris ends the Crimean war. Russia concedes to the Anglo-French-Austrian Four Points of August 1854 including the guarantee of Ottoman sovereignty and territorial integrity. Russia also agreed to a demilitarisation of the land islands in the Baltics, a term which lasted until the outbreak of the First World War.
Britain launches the second Opium war against China.

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