Sir John Tenniel
6 of 18 portraits by Frank Holl
- Extended Catalogue Entry
Sir John Tenniel
by Frank Holl
oil on canvas, 1883
23 3/4 in. x 18 3/4 in. (603 mm x 476 mm)
Bequeathed by Sir William Agnew, 1st Bt, 1911
Sitterback to top
- Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914), Cartoonist and illustrator. Sitter in 16 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Francis Montague ('Frank') Holl (1845-1888), Painter; son of Francis Holl. Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 607
Events of 1883back to top
Current affairsFollowing the Secret Ballot Act (1872), the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act was a further measure introduced by Gladstone's government with the intention of limiting bribery and intimidation in elections. Candidates' expenses were published, and a strict limit set on expenses, and it also enabled poorer candidates to stand for parliament.
Art and scienceThe Royal College of Music founded in London, with the British musicologist George Grove as its first director.
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InternationalThe Brooklyn Bridge opens in New York, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, stretching 1825 metres over the East River. One of the oldest suspension bridges in America, it was the largest in the world upon completion. Designed by the John Augustus Roebling's engineering firm, the bridge is built from limestone, granite and Rosendale natural cement, in gothic style.
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