18 of 78 portraits of H.G. Wells
by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 2 November 1905
8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (202 mm x 160 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), Novelist and social commentator. Sitter associated with 78 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966), Photographer. Artist associated with 114 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Funnell, Peter (introduction); Marsh, Jan, A Guide to Victorian and Edwardian Portraits, 2011, p. 45
Events of 1905back to top
Current affairsFollowing turmoil over the issue of Free Trade, Balfour resigns and calls an election, believing that the Liberals will be defeated. However, he is mistaken and Henry Campbell-Bannerman replaces him as the Liberal government Prime Minister.
The foundation of the Ulster Unionist Council, established to campaign against Home Rule, marks the birth of the Ulster Unionist party in Northern Ireland with the Duke of Abercorn as the first elected president.
Art and scienceThe Bloomsbury group of artists and intellectuals begin to hold informal gatherings at the home of Vanessa and Virginia Stephen. The group includes the artist Duncan Grant, biographer Lytton Strachey, and the art critics Clive Bell and Roger Fry.
The German theoretical physicist Albert Einstein has his 'annus mirabilis', publishing groundbreaking papers on the nature of light and motion, including his relation of mass and energy in the equation e = mc2.