by William Brassey Hole
etching, published 1884
7 5/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. (195 mm x 132 mm) plate size; 15 3/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (399 mm x 265 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistback to top
- William Brassey Hole (1846-1917), Painter, etcher and engraver. Artist associated with 39 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1884back to top
Current affairsThe Third Reform Act further reduces the financial threshold for voters, extending the franchise to all householders in the counties, achieving uniformity with those in the boroughs, and effectively doubling the electorate from 2.5 million to just under 5 million.
Foundation of the socialist group, the Fabian Society. The group quickly grows in size, including members Eleanor Marx, George Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb.