Tuimalealhfano; Robert Louis Stevenson

1 portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuimalealhfano; Robert Louis Stevenson, copy by John Moffat, (29 January 1894) - NPG x4627 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tuimalealhfano; Robert Louis Stevenson

copy by John Moffat
platinum print, (29 January 1894)
8 1/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (208 mm x 145 mm) image size
Purchased, 1929
Photographs Collection
NPG x4627


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  • John Moffat (1819-1894). Artist associated with 41 portraits.

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  • Place made: Samoa (Apia, Samoa)

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Current affairs

Following Gladstone's resignation, Queen Victoria calls on the Liberal MP Archibald Primrose, the 5th Earl of Rosebery to become Prime Minister, a position he reluctantly accepts. His government is largely unsuccessful as the Tory-dominated House of Lords stop the whole of the Liberal's domestic legislation, and his foreign policy plans are defeated by internal Liberal disagreements.

Art and science

The Prince of Wales opens Tower Bridge, built over the Thames to improve access to the growing commercial district of the East End. The bridge was constructed from two bascules, or leaves, which could be raised to allow ships to pass underneath. Rudyard Kipling's hugely popular collection of children's stories, The Jungle Book, are published. The stories, based on Kipling's own experiences in India, have been adapted many times.

International

The arrest and court-martial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer, opens up divisions in France over anti-semitism continuing until Dreyfus's exoneration in 1906. The French President Sadi Carnot is assassinated by an Italian anarchist in Lyon. Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia following the death of Alexander III. Japan and China go to war over control of Korea, with the more modern Japanese army winning an easy victory.

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