Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Bt and William Morris with their families

1 portrait of Jane Morris (née Burden)

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Bt and William Morris with their families, by Frederick Hollyer, 1874 - NPG x131265 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Bt and William Morris with their families

by Frederick Hollyer
albumen cabinet card, 1874
4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (103 mm x 139 mm) image size
Given by Robert R. Steele, 1939
Photographs Collection
NPG x131265


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  • Frederick Hollyer (1838-1933), Photographer and art publisher. Artist associated with 108 portraits, Sitter associated with 6 portraits.

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Current affairs

Disraeli becomes Prime Minister for the second time, winning the general election and giving the Conservative party its first absolute majority since the 1840s. Professional opportunities for women develop, with the opening of the London School of Economics to women, the foundation of the London School of Medicine for Women and the Women's Protective and Provident League.

Art and science

The Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, etc., including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Camille Pissarro organise an exhibition in Paris. Art critic Louis Leroy gives the group its name, criticising Monet's Impression, Sunrise for being merely an unfinished 'impression'. Impressionism becomes recognisable for techniques such as short, broken brushstrokes barely conveying forms, pure unblended colours, and an emphasis on the effects of light.

International

Britain annexes the Gold Coast, the region on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, now the independent nation of Ghana, following the second Ashanti war. The Treaty of Fomena secured massive financial reparations for the British, and strengthened their hold on the prosperous resources and trade routes in the regions. However, weakening the Ashanti tribe greatly destabilised the area.

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