'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'
15 of 25 portraits of Sir Edmund William Gosse
'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'
by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
6 1/8 in. x 8 in. (156 mm x 202 mm) image size
Given by House of Commons Library, 1974
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Artistback to top
- Sir (John) Benjamin Stone (1838-1914), Politician and photographer. Artist associated with 1436 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (1848-1930), Prime Minister and philosopher. Sitter in 129 portraits.
- James Blyth, 1st Baron Blyth (1841-1925), Agriculturalist and businessman; Patron of numerous public bodies; Advocate of cheap postage. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Sir Frederick Dixon Dixon-Hartland, 1st Bt (1832-1909), Politician; MP for Evesham and Uxbridge. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Sir Alfred Edward East (1844-1913), Painter and etcher. Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941), Archaeologist. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), Poet, writer and author of 'Father and Son'. Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Novelist and poet. Sitter in 60 portraits.
- Sir Robert Hart, 1st Bt (1835-1911), Inspector-General of Customs in China. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Sir John Henniker Heaton, 1st Bt (1848-1914), Politician and postal reformer. Sitter in 32 portraits.
- Robert Henry Holden (born 1856), Currier, leather merchant and Justice of the Peace; son-in-law of Sir (John) Benjamin Stone. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Charles Holme (1848-1923), Magazine editor. Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
- Jutaro Komura (1855-1911), Diplomat and Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- William James Stewart Lockyer (1868-1936), Astronomer and meteorologist. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Sir Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte (1848-1940), Historian and archivist. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Dan McKenzie. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), Physicist and inventor of wireless transmission. Sitter in 29 portraits.
- Thomas Power O'Connor (1848-1929), Journalist and politician; MP for Galway Borough and Liverpool. Sitter in 21 portraits.
- Sir (William Matthew) Flinders Petrie (1853-1942), Archaeologist. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt (1836-1919), Painter and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 28 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- Sir William Blake Richmond (1842-1921), Painter; son of George Richmond. Sitter in 16 portraits, Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- Sir Alfred Farthing Robbins (1856-1931), Journalist and author. Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
- Sir James Dods Shaw (1848-1916), Parliamentary reporter, newspaper editor and writer. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- (Frederick) Primrose Stevenson (1867-1935), Political press correspondent. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Roland Parker Stone (1876-1924), Manufacturer; son of Sir (John) Benjamin Stone. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- Sir Edward Maunde Thompson (1840-1929), Palaeographer and Director of the British Museum. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Mr Walter, of 'The Times'. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.
- Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930), Architect and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Albert Basil Orme Wilberforce (1841-1916), Archdeacon of Westminster; son of Samuel Wilberforce. Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Terrace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London)
Events of 1908back to top
Current affairsHenry Asquith replaces Henry Campbell-Bannerman as Liberal leader and Prime Minister, with David Lloyd George taking control of the Exchequer. Asquith and Lloyd George embark on a bold programme of social reform, laying the foundations of the Welfare State, introducing government pensions this year and later a system of National Insurance.
The first aeroplane for the British army is built by the American, Samuel Cody.
Art and scienceE.M. Forster's novel A Room with a View is published, following the experiences of a young woman, Lucy Honeydrew, in the repressed culture of Edwardian England.
The French art critic Louis Vauxcelles first uses the term 'cubism' to refer to a landscape painting by Georges Braque.
InternationalKing Carlos of Portugal and his heir, Prince Luis Filipe, are killed by assassins from the Republican trying to provoke a revolution. Carlos I, unpopular because of his extravagant lifestyle and extramarital affairs, was succeeded by his younger son, Manuel, the last monarch of the Braganza dynasty.
Following the death of the Guangxu Emperor in China, his two year old nephew replaces him, becoming the the last Manchu emperor of China.