by Frédéric Auguste La Guillermie, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Luke Fildes
etching, 1895 (1894)
27 3/8 in. x 20 5/8 in. (695 mm x 524 mm) paper size
Given by Alexander Club, 1939
Sitterback to top
- Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII. Sitter associated with 478 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes (1843-1927), Illustrator and genre and portrait painter. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.
- Frédéric Auguste La Guillermie (1841-after 1923). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, Publisher. Artist associated with 24 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1895back to top
Current affairsOscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is first performed, the same year that he is imprisoned for homosexual offences following accusations made against him by the eighth Marquess of Queensbury. Whilst in prison, Wilde wrote De Profundis, a letter addressed to his former lover, Queensbury's son Lord Alfred Douglas, attacking him for his role in Wilde's imprisonment.
Prime Minister Lord Rosebery resigns and is succeeded by Salisbury.
Art and scienceThe Lumiere brothers hold the first public screening of movies at Paris's Salon Indien du Grand Café, featuring ten short films recorded with Leon Bouly's cinematographe device, recognised as the birth of cinema as a commercial medium.
Henry Irving, the celebrated actor and theatre manager, becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood.
InternationalIn South Africa, prompted by the growing unrest of unfranchised British immigrants (Uitlanders) drawn to the Transvaal by the discovery of gold, Rhodes and other members of the South African mining community begin to plot the republic's overthrow. As a result, the disastrous Jameson Raid takes place, carried out on Paul Kruger's Transvaal Republic by Leander Starr Jameson and his Rhodesian and Bechuanaland policemen: it fails to bring about an Uitlander uprising.
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