Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

1 portrait of Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner, by Elliott & Fry, circa 1897 - NPG x135625 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa 1897
5 3/4 in. x 4 1/8 in. (147 mm x 104 mm) image size
Purchased, 2011
Photographs Collection
NPG x135625


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  • Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962). Artist associated with 10937 portraits.

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Current affairs

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee is marked by a series of celebratory events, and attended by eleven colonial prime ministers following the Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain's proposal that the Jubilee be made a festival of the British Empire. The Workmen's Compensation Act gives workmen a right to a limited compensation in every case of injury by accident arising from the course of employment; it is a landmark piece of legislation in employment law.

Art and science

Bram Stoker's Dracula is first published. Henry Tate of the Tate and Lyle sugar company donates his art collection to the nation, buying land and building a gallery space for it (now Tate Britain). Physician and psychologist Havelock Ellis publishes the first volume of his Studies in the Psychology of Sex, and the English physicist John Thompson discovers the existence of the electron.

International

The burning of Benin city by Britain takes place, known also as the Punitive Exhibition of 1897. The excursion, led by Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, was a response to an attack by Benin warriors on a British delegation sent to settle a dispute over customs duties collected by British traders. During the expedition the British Admiralty destroyed much of the city's treasured art, including the Benin Bronzes, auctioning off the rest as war booty to recoup costs.

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