The staff of the Kelmscott Press

1 portrait of L. Tasker

The staff of the Kelmscott Press, by Unknown photographer, circa 1893 - NPG x32758 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The staff of the Kelmscott Press

by Unknown photographer
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1893
Given by Emery Walker Ltd, 1956
Photographs Collection
NPG x32758


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Sittersback to top

  • Thomas Binning, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • William Henry Bowden, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Mr Carpenter, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • F. Collins, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • W. Collins, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • R. Eatley, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • G. Heath, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • H. Howes, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Mary ('May') Morris (1862-1938), Designer and craftswoman; daughter of William Morris. Sitter in 60 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • William Morris (1834-1896), Poet, craftsman and socialist. Sitter in 67 portraits.
  • Stephen Mowlem, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Henry Halliday Sparling (1860-1924), Editor and journalist; member of the Hammersmith Socialist League; husband of Mary ('May') Morris. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
  • L. Tasker, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • J. Tippet, Member of staff of the Kelmscott Press. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Sir Emery Walker (1851-1933), Process-engraver and printer. Sitter in 10 portraits, Artist associated with 115 portraits.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Levitt, Sarah, Fashion in Photographs 1880-1900, 1991, p. 91

Placesback to top

Events of 1893back to top

Current affairs

Keir 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 science

Art 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.

International

Gandhi'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.

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