Primrose Hill School
Primrose Hill School
by Unknown artist
charcoal and white chalk on paper, 1893
21 3/4 in. x 27 1/2 in. (551 mm x 699 mm)
Given by Colonel A.C.B. Clayton on behalf of the St. John's Wood Arts Club, 1964
Sittersback to top
- Maurice William Greiffenhagen (1862-1931), Painter and illustrator. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist of 3 portraits. Identify
- Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922), Portrait painter and illustrator. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist associated with 152 portraits. Identify
- Arthur Hopkins (1848-1930), Illustrator; landscape and coastal painter. Sitter in 2 portraits. (In this portrait) Identify
- Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923), Genre painter. Sitter in 2 portraits. (In this portrait) Identify
- John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), Figure painter. Sitter in 3 portraits. (In this portrait) Identify
- Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow (1850-1919), Landscape and animal painter. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 720
Events of 1893back to top
Current affairsKeir Hardie is among the group who formalise the Independent Labour Party, and is elected chairman and party leader at the opening conference. Gladstone continues with his campaign for home rule in Ireland, introducing the Second Home Rule Bill, which is passed by the Commons but vetoed by the Lords.
Art and scienceArt Nouveau becomes a fully established movement in European art and design, after emerging in different countries and across different disciplines at the start of the decade. Key figures include the illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, architects Victor Horta and Paul Hankar, and the designer Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau is characterised by the 'whiplash' line, a decorative line which represents graphically the desire to break free from traditional aesthetic constraints.
InternationalGandhi's ejection from a South African train carriage on account of his race is the catalyst for his non-violent activism in leading the struggle for Indian independence from British rule.
New Zealand becomes the first self-governing country to grant women the vote.
The Chicago World's Fair is visited by more than 200 million people, with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse introducing electrical power to illuminate the fair.
Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.
Subjects and themes
Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!
Black History Month
Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.
A Picture of Health
Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.
- Conquering England
- Dadabhai Naoroji
- Silhouettes display, 2004-05
- Return to Life: A New Look at the Portrait Bust
- 2019 Anniversaries
- William Hazlitt's Spirit of the Age
- Making History: Printed Portraiture in Tudor and Stuart Britain
- Mary, Queen of Scots: Fact and Fiction
- Restoration Lives: Samuel Pepys and His Circle
- Brilliant Women
- Chartist Portraits
- Mary, Queen of Scots
- Nelson: before and after Trafalgar
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Art Conservation Project
- Rebel women
- Theodore de Mayerne
- Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs
- Popular Prints of Victoria and Albert
- Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
- Searching for Shakespeare
Tell us more
Framed & unframed prints
Choose your favourite portrait from our Collection as a framed or unframed print for your home.