'The "Unionist" Whips'
'The "Unionist" Whips'
by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1899
6 3/8 in. x 8 in. (161 mm x 203 mm) image size
Given by House of Commons Library, 1974
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Artistback to top
- Sir (John) Benjamin Stone (1838-1914), Politician and photographer. Artist associated with 1436 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn (1855-1924), Politician and landowner. Sitter in 24 portraits.
- Henry Torrens Anstruther (1860-1926), Politician; MP for St Andrews. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby (1865-1948), Politician, Secretary of State for War and British Ambassador to France, racehorse owner and soldier. Sitter in 41 portraits.
- William Hayes Fisher, 1st Baron Downham (1853-1920), Politician; President of the Local Government Board and Minister of Information. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Richard George Penn Curzon, 4th Earl Howe (1861-1929), Politician and Lord Chamberlain to Queen Alexandra. Sitter in 18 portraits.
- Arthur Annesley, 11th Viscount Valentia (1843-1927), Soldier, politician and landowner. Sitter in 25 portraits.
- William Hood Walrond, 1st Baron Waleran (1849-1925), Cricketer and Conservative politician; MP for Tiverton and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury. Sitter in 15 portraits.
This portraitback to top
On the terrace, House of Commons, Westminster, London
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Terrace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Sir Benjamin Stone's Parliamentary Pictures (5 August 2006 - 14 January 2007)
Events of 1899back to top
Current affairsGeorge Nathaniel Curzon, Lord Curzon, is appointed Viceroy of India, pursuing a mixed policy of forceful control and conciliation. Curzon's inquiries into Indian administration result in legislation in areas including education, irrigation, and policing. The Board of Education is created to co-ordinate the work of higher grade elementary schools, county technical schools and endowed grammar schools, also setting up a register of teachers.
Art and scienceThe Italian Guglielmo Marconi transmits the first wireless telegraph, between France and England across the English Channel, a distance of 32 miles. Marconi's production of waves over long distances lays the foundations for the development of the radio. Later this year, Marconi demonstrates his invention in America, at the Cup yacht race, and for the American navy.
InternationalOutbreak of the second Boer war, fought between the British Empire and the two independent Boer Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. Despite a disastrous start, Britain quickly won the war, although guerilla warfare continued until 1902, leading to the introduction of concentration camps by British commander Lord Kitchener, a measure which contributes to the British public's growing disillusionment with the campaign.
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