Members of the Marlborough House Set
3 of 11 portraits of Gertrude Violet (née Webster-Wedderburn), Lady Savile
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Members of the Marlborough House Set
by David Knights-Whittome
dry-plate glass negative, 10-17 September 1906
9 3/4in. x 11 7/8in. (248 mm x 301 mm)
Artistback to top
- David Knights-Whittome (1876-1943), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 9 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Beatrix Jane (née Craven), Countess Cadogan (1844-1907), Society hostess and philanthropist; first wife of 5th Earl Cadogan; daughter of 2nd Earl of Craven. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan (1840-1915), Politician; MP for Bath. Sitter in 17 portraits. Identify
- Sir Arthur Davidson (1856-1922), Soldier and Private Secretary to Edward VII. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- King Edward VII (1841-1910), Reigned 1901-10. Sitter associated with 505 portraits. Identify
- Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt (1863-1922), Liberal politician; MP for Rossendale and Secretary of State for the Colonies. Sitter in 15 portraits. Identify
- Mary Ethel (née Burns), Viscountess Harcourt (died 1961), Wife of 1st Viscount Harcourt; daughter of Walter Hayes Burns. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Alice Frederica Keppel (née Edmonstone) (1868-1947), Wife of George Keppel; mother of Violet Trefusis; mistress of King Edward VII. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- Sir Harry Charles Legge (1852-1924), Army officer and royal courtier. Sitter associated with 4 portraits. Identify
- James Rochfort Maguire (1855-1925), Company director and imperialist. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Hon. Julia Beatrice Maguire (née Peel) (1864-1949), Wife of James Rochfort Maguire; daughter of 1st Viscount Peel. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- John Lumley-Savile, 2nd Baron Savile (1853-1931), Diplomat and sportsman. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Gertrude Violet (née Webster-Wedderburn), Lady Savile (died 1912), Former wife of Horace Augustus Helyar, and later wife of 2nd Baron Savile; daughter of Charles Francis Webster-Wedderburn. Sitter in 11 portraits. Identify
- Jane Thornewill (active 1906). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Mrs Vyner (active 1906). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Sir Hedworth Williamson, 9th Bt (1867-1942), Son of Sir Hedworth Williamson, 8th Bt. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson (née Spencer-Churchill) (1865-1929), War correspondent; wife of Gordon Chesney Wilson; daughter of 7th Duke of Marlborough. Sitter in 9 portraits. Identify
Linked publicationsback to top
- Pepper, Terence, High Society: Photographs 1897-1914, 1998 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 30 January to 21 June 1998), p. 29 Read entry
The Nottinghamshire home of Lord and Lady Savile was convenient for the Doncaster races. In the back row, from left to right are: Mr Rochfort Maguire; Mrs Rochfort Maguire; Miss Jane Thornewill; The Hon. Mrs George Keppel; John Lumley-Savile, 2nd Baron Savile; Mr Lewis Harcourt; Sir Hedworth Williamson; Mrs Lewis Harcourt; Col. Harry Legge; Sir Arthur Davidson; and George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl of Cadogan. In the front row are Mrs Vyner, the Countess of Cadogan, Edward VII, Lady Savile and Lady Sarah Wilson.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Nottinghamshire (Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1906back to top
Current affairsThe Liberals, led by Henry Campbell-Bannerman under a promise of reform, win a landslide victory in the general election. Electors vote to end two decades dominated by Conservative rule, with disaffection mounting over the conflict in South Africa and party division over education and tariff reform. The LRC continue to grow as a political force, winning 29 seats and changing their name later this year to the Labour Party.
Art and scienceRalph Vaughan Williams edits The English Hymnal, a collection of the best in English-language hymns. Published by the Church of England, it became one of the most popular and influential hymn books in the world.
Antoni Gaudí completes his rebuilding of the Casa Batllo in Barcelona. Known locally as the 'casa dels ossos', or 'House of Bones', the building is striking for its use of curved stonework, oval windows and intricate tracery.
InternationalSan Francisco is devastated by an earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, leading to the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in Californian history. The impact itself and resulting fire lead to the death of over 3,000 people, and over half of the city's 400,000 population were left homeless. Although still a major city, the earthquake directs trade, industry and population south to Los Angeles.
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