Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

1 portrait of Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by Henry T. Greenhead, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Elliott & Fry
mezzotint, published 23 October 1894 (1886-1896)
23 1/8 in. x 17 5/8 in. (587 mm x 447 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1933
Reference Collection
NPG D39875


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  • Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962). Artist associated with 10965 portraits.
  • Henry Graves & Co (active 1844-1899), Publishers. Artist associated with 228 portraits.
  • Henry T. Greenhead (active 1913), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 2 portraits.

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  • NPG x12551: Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (after)

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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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