The Strachey family
© National Portrait Gallery, London
The Strachey family
by Graystone Bird
albumen print on the photographer's printed mount, circa 1893
7 1/2 in. x 9 5/8 in. (192 mm x 243 mm) image size
Sittersback to top
- Dorothy Bussy (née Strachey) (1865-1960), Author and translator. Sitter associated with 34 portraits. Identify
- Elinor Rendel (née Strachey) (1859-1944), Daughter of Sir Richard Strachey; wife of James Rendel. Sitter in 33 portraits. Identify
- James Meadows Rendel (1854-1937), Engineer. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967), Psychoanalyst and translator. Sitter in 44 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 5 portraits. Identify
- Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey (1840-1928), Wife of Sir Richard Strachey. Sitter associated with 47 portraits. Identify
- (Giles) Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), Critic and biographer; son of Sir Richard Strachey. Sitter in 144 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 5 portraits. Identify
- Marjorie Strachey (1882-1964), Writer. Sitter in 26 portraits. Identify
- Oliver Strachey (1874-1960), Musician, civil servant and author; cryptographer. Sitter in 49 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait. Identify
- (Joan) Pernel Strachey (1876-1951), College head and french scholar. Sitter in 27 portraits. Identify
- Philippa ('Pippa') Strachey (1872-1968), Suffragist. Sitter in 43 portraits. Identify
- Ralph Strachey (1868-1923), Civil engineer in India. Sitter in 26 portraits. Identify
- Sir Richard Strachey (1817-1908), Lieutenant-General, scientist and engineer. Sitter in 32 portraits. Identify
- Richard John Strachey (1862-1935), Colonel. Sitter in 26 portraits. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Somerset (Strachey family home, Sutton Court, Somerset)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1893back to top
Current affairsKeir Hardie is among the group who formalise the Independent Labour Party, and is elected chairman and party leader at the opening conference. Gladstone continues with his campaign for home rule in Ireland, introducing the Second Home Rule Bill, which is passed by the Commons but vetoed by the Lords.
Art and scienceArt Nouveau becomes a fully established movement in European art and design, after emerging in different countries and across different disciplines at the start of the decade. Key figures include the illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, architects Victor Horta and Paul Hankar, and the designer Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau is characterised by the 'whiplash' line, a decorative line which represents graphically the desire to break free from traditional aesthetic constraints.
InternationalGandhi's ejection from a South African train carriage on account of his race is the catalyst for his non-violent activism in leading the struggle for Indian independence from British rule.
New Zealand becomes the first self-governing country to grant women the vote.
The Chicago World's Fair is visited by more than 200 million people, with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse introducing electrical power to illuminate the fair.