The Bassano family
The Bassano family
by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, late 1890s
Artistback to top
- Alexander Bassano (1829-1913), Photographer. Artist associated with 2808 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Adelaide Fanny Louise Barber (née Bassano) (1850-1921), Wife of Ludwig George Barber; daughter of Alexander Bassano. Sitter in 18 portraits. Identify
- Ludwig George Barber, Major; husband of Adelaide Fanny Louise Bassano. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Adelaide Rose Ainslie Bassano (née Lancaster) (1825-1906), Daughter of Henry Lancaster; wife of Alexander Bassano. Sitter associated with 6 portraits. Identify
- Clement George Alexander Bassano (1853-1899), Son of Alexander Bassano. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Hermione Una Adelaide Camilla Gunton-Turner (née Serjeant) (born 1891), Granddaughter of Alexander Bassano; wife of Frederick Henry Gunton-Turner. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Sybil Ainslie Ida Hanson (née Serjeant), Granddaughter of Alexander Bassano; wife of Alfred Walker Hanson. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Charles Serjeant (1864-1919), Reverend; husband of Camilla Teresa Bassano. Sitter associated with 1 portrait. Identify
- Camilla Teresa ('Lily') Serjeant (née Bassano) (1859-1928), Wife of Reverend Charles Serjeant; daughter of Alexander Bassano. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
Events of 1897back to top
Current affairsQueen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee is marked by a series of celebratory events, and attended by eleven colonial prime ministers following the Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain's proposal that the Jubilee be made a festival of the British Empire.
The Workmen's Compensation Act gives workmen a right to a limited compensation in every case of injury by accident arising from the course of employment; it is a landmark piece of legislation in employment law.
Art and scienceBram Stoker's Dracula is first published.
Henry Tate of the Tate and Lyle sugar company donates his art collection to the nation, buying land and building a gallery space for it (now Tate Britain).
Physician and psychologist Havelock Ellis publishes the first volume of his Studies in the Psychology of Sex, and the English physicist John Thompson discovers the existence of the electron.
InternationalThe burning of Benin city by Britain takes place, known also as the Punitive Exhibition of 1897. The excursion, led by Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, was a response to an attack by Benin warriors on a British delegation sent to settle a dispute over customs duties collected by British traders. During the expedition the British Admiralty destroyed much of the city's treasured art, including the Benin Bronzes, auctioning off the rest as war booty to recoup costs.
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