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Sunday Tramps


24 People in sitter grouping:

This walking group was started by Sir Frederick Pollock, George Croom Robertson, and the author and mountaineer Sir Leslie Stephen, in 1879. Each fortnight between October and June, Stephen organised walks of up to 25 miles long in the countryside surrounding London. Members from the world of literature, academia, philosophy, and economics, described by Stephen as 'precisely the kind of person who writes articles in newspapers', were invited to join the walks and lively conversations. Despite their disparate backgrounds, they were united by a late Victorian intellectual vigor, affiliated with many other clubs and groups of the age. While the act of strolling and engaging in intellectual dialogue was an accepted Victorian pursuit, walking past churches and cathedrals on a Sunday was a direct challenge to accepted behavior of the period. The group also took great delight in trespassing on private land, which became an important part of their Sunday excursions. Stephen's last walk with the group took place on 1894 and the group dispersed the following year.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

1809-1882
Naturalist, geologist and originator of the theory of evolution
Sitter in 35 portraits
Roger Fry

Roger Fry

1866-1934
Critic and painter
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane

Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane

1856-1928
Statesman, lawyer and philosopher
Sitter in 40 portraits
George Meredith

George Meredith

1828-1909
Novelist and poet
Sitter in 13 portraits
Sir Leslie Stephen

Sir Leslie Stephen

1832-1904
Writer, philosopher, mountaineer and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography
Sitter in 13 portraits
Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt

Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt

1836-1925
Professor of Physic, University of Cambridge
Sitter in 2 portraits
Robert Bridges

Robert Bridges

1844-1930
Poet Laureate
Sitter in 27 portraits
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

1838-1922
Jurist, historian and Liberal politician; MP for Tower Hamlets and Aberdeen South
Sitter in 15 portraits
John Collier

John Collier

1850-1934
Portrait painter and writer on art
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist associated with 22 portraits
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth

1845-1926
Economist and statistician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Frederic Harrison

Frederic Harrison

1831-1923
Writer, positivist and historian
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir Alexander Blackie William Kennedy

Sir Alexander Blackie William Kennedy

1847-1928
Mechanical and electrical engineer
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Paton Ker

William Paton Ker

1855-1923
Scholar and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Donald MacAlister, 1st Bt

Sir Donald MacAlister, 1st Bt

1854-1934
President of General Medical Council; consulting physician and lecturer
Sitter in 10 portraits
Frederic William Maitland

Frederic William Maitland

1850-1906
Historian of law
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Theodore Morison

Sir Theodore Morison

1863-1936
Educationist and writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn

John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn

1838-1923
Politician, Secretary of State for India, newspaper editor and writer
Sitter associated with 32 portraits
Sir Frederick Pollock, 3rd Bt

Sir Frederick Pollock, 3rd Bt

1845-1937
Jurist and historian
Sitter in 13 portraits
Sir Felix Otto Schuster, 1st Bt

Sir Felix Otto Schuster, 1st Bt

1854-1936
Banker
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Thomas Edward Scrutton

Sir Thomas Edward Scrutton

1856-1934
Judge
Sitter in 7 portraits