Cetshwayo ka Mpande
1 portrait on display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
Cetshwayo ka Mpande
by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, 1882
6 in. x 4 in. (153 mm x 102 mm) image size
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Artistback to top
- Alexander Bassano (1829-1913), Photographer. Artist associated with 2801 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
This portraitback to top
During Cetshwayo's sitting with Bassano, the studio was mobbed. Louisa, Viscountess Wolseley described the scene: 'The crowd was so great [ ] They had to send for more police and hustle him off through Benson's shop, to dodge the mob at Bassano's door.'
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Alexander Bassano: Victorian Photographer (From 25 March 2013)
Events of 1882back to top
Current affairsThe Ashes Test cricket series is born. The series gets its name from a satirical obituary published in the English newspaper The Sporting Times, stating that English cricket had died and its cremated body was being taken back to Australia, after England, with batsmen W. G. Grace and Charles Studd, lost the first home match to Australia at the Oval.The Married Women's Property Act is passed, securing equal property rights between married couples.
Art and scienceEadweard Muybridge, British photographer, exhibits his images of animal and human motion, captured with his 'zoopraxiscope', a motion-picture machine recreating movement by displaying individual photographs in rapid succession, at the Royal Academy and Royal Institution. His studies and inventions contributed to the development of motion pictures, with E.J. Marey and the Lumiere brothers acknowledging his impact.
InternationalThe Zioinist movement begins, with the first wave of Jewish immigrants to Palestine, at this time part of the Ottoman empire. The Jewish people were in Diaspora, spread across the world, and Palestine, the place of Jewish origin but now also occupied by Muslims and Christians, seemed a logical place for a settlement.
Exhibitions and displays
- Setting the Scene: Staging and Backdrops in Studio Photographs
Until 4 December