House of Commons, 1730
14 of 14 portraits of Sir James Thornhill
House of Commons, 1730
after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
photographic print, early 20th century (1730)
28 1/2 in. x 19 7/8 in. (725 mm x 504 mm) paper size
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Artistsback to top
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 128 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
- Sir James Thornhill (1675 or 1676-1734), Father-in-law of William Hogarth, decorative painter and politician; MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis. Artist associated with 23 portraits, Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Aiskew, Clerk assistant, House of Commons. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (1645-1712), Financier. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Joseph Jekyll (1754-1837), Wit, Solicitor-General to the Prince of Wales and politician; MP for Calne. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
- Richard Onslow, 1st Baron Onslow (1654-1717), Speaker of the House of Commons. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- Arthur Onslow (1691-1768), Speaker of the House of Commons. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676-1745), Prime Minister. Sitter in 27 portraits.
- Edward Stables, Clerk of the House of Commons. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Sir James Thornhill (1675 or 1676-1734), Father-in-law of William Hogarth, decorative painter and politician; MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis. Sitter associated with 14 portraits, Artist associated with 23 portraits.
Events of 1900back to top
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The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) is founded from a coalition of socialist groups; they win two seats in the 1900 election and Ramsay Macdonald is appointed secretary. The Labour politician Keir Hardie is also returned to Parliament for Merthyr Tydfilin Wales.
Art and scienceGerman physicist Max Planck proposes the concept of the quantum theory. Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams is published. In the text, Freud outlines his theory of dream analysis, crucial to the study of the unconscious, and introduces key concepts in psychoanalysis, such as the Ego.
The Paris International Exhibition, attended by more than 50 million people and including over 76,000 exhibitors, marks the heyday of Art Nouveau.