'Politicians - Liberals'
18 of 55 portraits of Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire
'Politicians - Liberals'
published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
8 3/4 in. x 6 3/8 in. (223 mm x 162 mm) image size
Given by Mrs Granville Proby, 1944
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Sittersback to top
- John Bright (1811-1889), Statesman and orator. Sitter associated with 94 portraits.
- Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908), Politician and Captain. Sitter in 55 portraits.
- William Edward Forster (1818-1886), Industrialist, philanthropist and Liberal politician; MP for Bradford; son of William Forster. Sitter in 22 portraits.
- William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Prime Minister and writer. Sitter associated with 315 portraits.
- Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville (1815-1891), Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and leader of the Liberal party. Sitter associated with 50 portraits.
- Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne (1812-1895), Lord Chancellor; lawyer. Sitter associated with 34 portraits.
- Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke (1811-1892), Liberal politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 33 portraits.
Events of 1876back to top
Current affairsFollowing the introduction of the Royal Titles Act, Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India, with Disraeli deliberately flattering Victoria's imperialist ambitions. In turn, Victoria creates Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield; he continues to run government from the Lords.
Art and scienceThe classical-subject painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, famous for his elegant depictions of the Roman Empire, paints An Audience at Agrippa's.
US inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents and patents the telephone following research into vocal physiology and speech instruction for the deaf, after discovering that sound could be transmitted and reconverted through an electric wire by using a continuous electric current.
International15,000 Bulgarian Christians are slaughtered by Turkish troops in retaliation for the killing of 300 Turks in Batak at the start of the Bulgarian uprising. The Turkish government practices further repression by compulsorily transferring people of other ethnicities to Bulgaria to make the Bulgarians a minority. Gladstone published a pamphlet The Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East attacking Turkish actions, selling 200,000 copies in a month.
Exhibitions and displays
- At the Despatch Box: Gladstone in Action
Until 6 August
- The Drawing Room: Caricature
31 July, 13:00