'Group taken at Hughenden Manor'
'Group taken at Hughenden Manor'
by Henry William Taunt & Co
albumen cabinet card, 1874
4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (102 mm x 149 mm) image size
Given by Mrs W.O. (Elfrida) Manning (née Thornycroft), 1958
Artistback to top
- Henry William Taunt & Co (active 1862-1910), Photographers. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881), Prime Minister and novelist; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter associated with 110 portraits. Identify
- Orlando George Charles Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford (1819-1898), Politician; MP for South Shropshire and courtier. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Selina Louisa (née Forester), Countess of Bradford (died 1894), Wife of 3rd Earl of Bradford; daughter of 1st Baron Forester. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- George Robert Charles Herbert, 13th Earl of Pembroke (1850-1895), Travel writer; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Montagu William Lowry Corry, Baron Rowton (1838-1903), Politician and philanthropist. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Wharncliffe (1827-1899), Railway executive, landowner and art collector. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Susan Charlotte (née Lascelles), Countess of Wharncliffe (1834-1927), Wife of 1st Earl of Wharncliffe; daughter of 3rd Earl of Harewood. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Buckinghamshire (Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire)
Events of 1874back to top
Current affairsDisraeli becomes Prime Minister for the second time, winning the general election and giving the Conservative party its first absolute majority since the 1840s.
Professional opportunities for women develop, with the opening of the London School of Economics to women, the foundation of the London School of Medicine for Women and the Women's Protective and Provident League.
Art and scienceThe Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, etc., including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Camille Pissarro organise an exhibition in Paris. Art critic Louis Leroy gives the group its name, criticising Monet's Impression, Sunrise for being merely an unfinished 'impression'. Impressionism becomes recognisable for techniques such as short, broken brushstrokes barely conveying forms, pure unblended colours, and an emphasis on the effects of light.
InternationalBritain annexes the Gold Coast, the region on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, now the independent nation of Ghana, following the second Ashanti war. The Treaty of Fomena secured massive financial reparations for the British, and strengthened their hold on the prosperous resources and trade routes in the regions. However, weakening the Ashanti tribe greatly destabilised the area.
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