George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
by Frederick Henry Evans
platinum print, 1896
5 1/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. (133 mm x 95 mm)
Given by Robert R. Steele, 1939
Sitterback to top
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Playwright. Sitter in 148 portraits, Artist associated with 8 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Frederick Henry Evans (1852-1943), Photographer; member of 'The Linked Ring'. Artist of 13 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Shaw described Evans as 'the most artistic of photographers'. He also had a high regard for Evans' technical brilliance, praising 'the tone he produces on rough Platinotype paper by skilful printing and carefully aged mercury baths'.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 560
Events of 1896back to top
Current affairsQueen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest-reigning monarch in Britain.
The first speeding conviction is given to Walter Arnold of Kent, for exceeding the limit of 2 mph.
William Morris, the author, designer and prominent socialist, dies at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith, aged 62.
Art and scienceDan Leno, creator of the Pantomine Dame, is signed to Drury Lane theatre company, where he stays for sixteen years, playing some of the best known Pantomine characters.
Henry Ford builds his first gasoline-powered car. Running on four bicycle wheels it was dubbed the 'Quadricycle'; its success contributed to the founding of the Ford Motor Company in 1903.
InternationalThe first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, organised by the International Olympic Committee, formed in Paris in 1894. Events included athletics, cycling, weightlifting and wrestling, with around fourteen nations competing.
Rhodes resigns as Cape Colony Prime Minister after refusing to repudiate Jameson for his part in the raid on the Transvaal.
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