The King's visit to India
2 of 7 portraits of Sir John Strachey
The King's visit to India
possibly by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen print on card, 1875-1876
8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (204 mm x 287 mm) image size
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Sittersback to top
- King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10. Sitter associated with 497 portraits.
- Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt (1815-1884), Administrator in India and South Africa. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey (1851-1917), Governor-General of Canada. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Charles Robert Wynn-Carington, Marquess of Lincolnshire (1843-1928), Politician and landowner; Governor of New South Wales. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (Prince Louis of Battenburg) (1854-1921), Admiral of the Fleet and German prince. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Lord Alfred Henry Paget (1816-1888), Politician and Royal official. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Trevor Chichele Plowden (1809-1899), Member of Indian Civil Service. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir John Strachey (1823-1907), Administrator in India. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Katherine Jane (née Batten), Lady Strachey (1834-1906), Wife of Sir John Strachey. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Owen Lewis Cope Williams (1836-1904), Army officer and politician; MP for Great Marlow. Sitter in 6 portraits.
Events of 1875back to top
Current affairsSamuel Plimsoll, a back-bench Liberal MP, campaigns for measures to prevent the practice of overloading unseaworthy vessels and claiming insurance. The Plimsoll Line is established; a line drawn on ships, it denotes the maximum legal load a cargo ship is allowed to carry.The Public Health Act, the work of Richard A. Cross, sets down in detail the responsibilities of local authorities in terms of public health.
Art and scienceAnthony Trollope's masterpiece The Way We Live Now is published after serialisation. Containing over 100 chapters, the complex plot, following the fortunes of sham financier Augustus Melmotte, tackles the commercial, political and moral hypocrisy of the age.
InternationalDisraeli purchases nearly half the total shares in the Suez Canal Company from the bankrupt Egyptian Khedive, Ismail Pasha, securing a controlling interest in the trading route. Since Parliament was not in session at the time, Disraeli borrowed £4 million from the banking family Rothschilds, attracting much criticism from Parliamentary opponents, although he won popularity from the Queen and the public.
Exhibitions and displays
- Setting the Scene: Staging and Backdrops in Studio Photographs
Until 4 December