72 of 269 portraits matching these criteria:
- set matching 'Vanity Fair cartoons: drawings, 1869-1910'
by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 17 February 1877
15 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. (394 mm x 216 mm)
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- Robert Richardson-Gardner (1827-1898), Barrister, militia officer and politician; MP for Windsor. Sitter in 2 portraits.
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- Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922), 'Spy'; caricaturist and portrait painter; son of Edward Matthew Ward. Artist associated with 1610 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 522
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Events of 1877back to top
Current affairsTrial of social activists Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh following their publication of a book by the American birth-control campaigner Charles Knowlton, which suggested that working class families should be able to practice birth control. Although found guilty, the case was thrown out on a technical fault.
Art and scienceThe Grosevenor Gallery opens, founded by Sir Coutts Lindsay, as a rival to the Royal Academy. It exhibited work by artists such as Edward Burne-Jones and Walter Crane, outside of the British mainstream, and became famous as the home of the Aesthetic movement.
The first Lawn Tennis Championship is held at Wimbledon with around 20 male competitors, witnessed by a few hundred spectators. Spencer Gore the first singles champion, wins 12 guineas.