Robert William Forrest
1 of 6 portraits of Robert William Forrest
Robert William Forrest
by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn
albumen cabinet card, mid 1880s
5 5/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (144 mm x 99 mm) image size
Given by Algernon Graves, 1916
Sitterback to top
- Robert William Forrest (circa 1831-1908), Dean of Worcester. Sitter in 6 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn (1847-1908), Photographer. Artist associated with 70 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 14 Pembridge Crescent, Bayswater, London)
Events of 1883back to top
Current affairsFollowing the Secret Ballot Act (1872), the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act was a further measure introduced by Gladstone's government with the intention of limiting bribery and intimidation in elections. Candidates' expenses were published, and a strict limit set on expenses, and it also enabled poorer candidates to stand for parliament.
Art and scienceThe Royal College of Music founded in London, with the British musicologist George Grove as its first director.
Monet moves to Giverny, a village along the Seine, where he lives until his death in 1926. Renting a farmhouse he later buys, Monet designs a pond, redesigns the garden, and begins to paint some of his most recognisable images of water lilies, flower beds and the Japanese footbridge.
InternationalThe Brooklyn Bridge opens in New York, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, stretching 1825 metres over the East River. One of the oldest suspension bridges in America, it was the largest in the world upon completion. Designed by the John Augustus Roebling's engineering firm, the bridge is built from limestone, granite and Rosendale natural cement, in gothic style.
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