Villiers family group
2 of 4 portraits of Edith Bulwer-Lytton (née Villiers), Countess of Lytton
Villiers family group
by Unknown photographer
8 5/8in. x 6 7/8in. (219 mm x 175 mm)
Given by A.J.W. Vaughan, 1972
Sittersback to top
- Charles William Earle (1828 or 1829-1897), Army officer and businessman. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Maria Theresa Earle (née Villiers) (1836-1925), Author of gardening books. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Henry Brougham Loch, 1st Baron Loch (1827-1900), Colonial administrator. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- Elizabeth Villiers, Baroness Loch (1841-1938), Twin daughter of Edward Ernest Villiers; wife of Henry Brougham Loch. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Edith Bulwer-Lytton (née Villiers), Countess of Lytton (1841-1936), Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Henry Trotter (1842-1910), Vicar of Christchurch, Barnet. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Elizabeth Charlotte Villiers (née Liddell) (1815-1890), Fifth daughter of 1st Baron Ravensworth; wife of Hon. Edward Ernest Villiers. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- Ernest Villiers (1838-1921), Aide-de-camp of Governor of Madras; son of Hon. Edward Ernest Villiers and Elizabeth Liddell. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1863back to top
Current affairsThe opening of the world's first underground railway, with the Metropolitan Railway running trains between Bishop's Street, Padington and Farringdon. Work had begun in 1860, using the 'cut-and-cover' method of construction. The Metropolitan line inspired the construction of other underground railways - the Parisian 'Metro' took its name from the line.
The Football Association is founded.
Art and scienceJulia Margaret Cameron takes up photography, taking portraits of some of the most celebrated figures of the day, with her romantic style capturing the sense of nostalgia and longing that characterised the age.
Kingsley's Water Babies; A Fairy Tale for Children is published, the hugely popular tale of drowned chimney sweep Tom's moral education in the river world of the water babies. It inspired the 1978 film starring James Mason.
InternationalAt an international conference, the Geneva Public Welfare Society calls on the sixteen nations present to form voluntary units to help the wartime wounded. The society, comprised of five Swiss citizens and led by Henri Dunant, who had been deeply affected by the casualties he had witnessed at the Battle of Solferino, became the National Red Cross Societies, adopting the emblem of a red cross on white background.
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