Mrs Patrick Campbell
Mrs Patrick Campbell
by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1893
5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (140 mm x 89 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Mrs Patrick Campbell (Beatrice Stella Campbell (née Tanner)) (1865-1940), Actress; former wife of Patrick Campbell, and later wife of George Frederick Myddleton Cornwallis-West. Sitter in 25 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Frederick Hollyer (1838-1933), Photographer and art publisher. Artist associated with 108 portraits, Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Influenced by the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites, Frederick Hollyer's softly lit and intimate portraits of friends and contemporaries form a revealing picture of cultural life in England in the late Victorian period.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 135
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 98
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 172
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 8-9 Pembroke Square, Kensington, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Mrs Patrick Campbell 1865 - 1940 (15 June 2010 - 6 March 2011)
Events of 1893back to top
Current affairsKeir Hardie is among the group who formalise the Independent Labour Party, and is elected chairman and party leader at the opening conference. Gladstone continues with his campaign for home rule in Ireland, introducing the Second Home Rule Bill, which is passed by the Commons but vetoed by the Lords.
Art and scienceArt Nouveau becomes a fully established movement in European art and design, after emerging in different countries and across different disciplines at the start of the decade. Key figures include the illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, architects Victor Horta and Paul Hankar, and the designer Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau is characterised by the 'whiplash' line, a decorative line which represents graphically the desire to break free from traditional aesthetic constraints.
InternationalGandhi's ejection from a South African train carriage on account of his race is the catalyst for his non-violent activism in leading the struggle for Indian independence from British rule. New Zealand becomes the first self-governing country to grant women the vote. The Chicago World's Fair is visited by more than 200 million people, with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse introducing electrical power to illuminate the fair.
Exhibitions and displays
- Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete
Until 30 September