- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1895
36 1/2 in. x 29 in. (926 mm x 737 mm) overall
Artistback to top
- Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942), Painter and writer. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Audio Guide
- Blanche, Jacques-Emile, Portraits of a lifetime : the late Victorian era, the Edwardian pageant, 1870-1914, 1937, p. 93
- Ribeiro, Aileen, The Gallery of Fashion, 2000, p. 193
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 193
- Royal Academy of Arts, Post impressionism : cross currents in European painting, 1979 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 1979-1980), p. 46 number 25
- Royal Society of Portrait Painters (formerly Society of Portrait Painters), Catalogue of the 5th Annual Exhibition, 1895, 1895 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 1895), p. typescript number 10
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 41
- Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 181
Events of 1895back to top
Current affairsOscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is first performed, the same year that he is imprisoned for homosexual offences following accusations made against him by the eighth Marquess of Queensbury. Whilst in prison, Wilde wrote De Profundis, a letter addressed to his former lover, Queensbury's son Lord Alfred Douglas, attacking him for his role in Wilde's imprisonment.
Prime Minister Lord Rosebery resigns and is succeeded by Salisbury.
Art and scienceThe Lumiere brothers hold the first public screening of movies at Paris's Salon Indien du Grand Café, featuring ten short films recorded with Leon Bouly's cinematographe device, recognised as the birth of cinema as a commercial medium.
Henry Irving, the celebrated actor and theatre manager, becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood.
InternationalIn South Africa, prompted by the growing unrest of unfranchised British immigrants (Uitlanders) drawn to the Transvaal by the discovery of gold, Rhodes and other members of the South African mining community begin to plot the republic's overthrow. As a result, the disastrous Jameson Raid takes place, carried out on Paul Kruger's Transvaal Republic by Leander Starr Jameson and his Rhodesian and Bechuanaland policemen: it fails to bring about an Uitlander uprising.
See this portrait
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery