Indian Civil servants
1 of 3 portraits of Sir John Charles Ardagh
Indian Civil servants
by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen panel card, circa 1890
7 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. (191 mm x 292 mm) overall
Given by unknown source
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Sittersback to top
- Sir John Charles Ardagh (1840-1907), Major-General and engineer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir David Miller Barbour (1841-1928), Administrator in India and writer on monetary issues. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Lord William Leslie de la Poer Beresford (1847-1900), Secretary to the Viceroy of India. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- George Percy Brasier-Creagh (1864-1900), Army captain; Aide-de-camp to the Viceroy of India. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Sir Edward Charles Buck (1838-1916), Civil servant in Bengal, India. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir George Tomkyns Chesney (1830-1895), Indian Civil servant. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Edwin Henry Hayter Collen (1843-1911), Major-General and civil servant. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Charles Alfred Elliott (1835-1911), Indian Civil servant. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Stephen Harvey-James (1849-1897), Civil servant in India. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Philip Perceval Hutchins (1838-1928), Indian Civil servant. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (1845-1927), Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary. Sitter in 28 portraits.
- Antony Patrick Macdonnell, 1st Baron Macdonnell of Swinford (1844-1925), Indian Civil servant and Chief Commissioner. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton (1834-1914), Army officer and civil servant in India. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1914), Field Marshal. Sitter in 81 portraits.
- Sir Andrew Richard Scoble (1831-1916), Indian Governor-General. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Edward James Sinkinson (1849-1891), Civil servant in India. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Levitt, Sarah, Fashion in Photographs 1880-1900, 1991, p. 47
Events of 1890back to top
Current affairsWilliam Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, publishes In Darkest England, in which he compares the supposedly 'civilised' England with 'Darkest Africa'. A critique of the degenerate state of society, Booth also proposed social welfare schemes to alleviate the sufferings of the urban poor.The world's first electric underground railway opens to the public in London, passing under the Thames and linking the City of London and Stockwell.
Art and scienceWilliam Morris founds the Kelmscott Press, a revival of art and craft techniques of book printing. Publications included The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896), with decorative designs and typeface by Morris and illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones. Vincent Van Gogh dies after shooting himself in the chest in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray first appears in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine .
InternationalCecil Rhodes, organiser of the diamond-mining De Beers Consolidated Mines, becomes premier of Cape Colony as part of his expansionist aims in South Africa. In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II dismisses Otto von Bismarck.An international anti-slavery conference is held in Brussels, leading to the signing of a treaty by all the major maritime nations covering action to be taken against the trade in Africa and suppression of it by sea.
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