Jane Alice ('Jenny') Morris
Jane Alice ('Jenny') Morris
by Unknown photographer
albumen cabinet card, May 1898?
5 3/4 in. x 4 in. (146 mm x 102 mm) image size
Given by Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt, 1972
Sitterback to top
- Jane Alice ('Jenny') Morris (1861-1935), Daughter of William Morris. Sitter in 21 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This image was taken in the panelled room at Kelmscott Manor. On the wall in partial view is her mother Jane's favourite painting, Rossetti's Water Willow.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Oxfordshire (sitter's home, Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire)
Events of 1898back to top
Current affairsThe UK Parliament passes the Irish Local Government Act, which establishes a mixed system of local government in Ireland similar to that in Great Britain, notably creating new, directly elected county councils, and extending the electoral franchise to include all male householders and occupiers.
Charles Pelham Villiers, Britain's longest-serving Member of Parliament, dies. Villiers entered Parliament in 1835 as Liberal MP for Wolverhampton.
Art and scienceThe French physicists Pierre and Marie Curie discover the strongly radioactive elements polonium and radium, paving the way for cancer therapy and nuclear physics.
H.G. Wells's highly influential science fiction novellaThe War of the World is published, describing an invasion of England by aliens from Mars.
InternationalThe Spanish-American war takes place after Spain fails to meet America's demands to peacefully resolve the Cuban fight for independence. America secures victory after a series of quick naval and military victories in the Philippines and Cuba. Later this year, the Treaty of Paris gives the US ownership of the former Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam, the US also taking control of Cuba, ending the uprising and granting independence.
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