by William Strang
etching and aquatint, 1900
7 5/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (193 mm x 164 mm) plate size; 15 1/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. (386 mm x 273 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), Writer and poet. Sitter associated with 40 portraits.
Artistback to top
- William Strang (1859-1921), Painter and etcher. Artist associated with 66 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- 'No end of a lesson' The Boer War: 1899 - 1902 (1 April 2014 - 23 November 2014)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1900back to top
Current affairsThe Conservatives return to power, after the Prime Minister Lord Salisbury calls a general election, known as the 'Khaki election', on the back of huge jingoistic support for the Boer War.
The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) is founded from a coalition of socialist groups; they win two seats in the 1900 election and Ramsay Macdonald is appointed secretary. The Labour politician Keir Hardie is also returned to Parliament for Merthyr Tydfilin Wales.
Art and scienceGerman physicist Max Planck proposes the concept of the quantum theory. Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams is published. In the text, Freud outlines his theory of dream analysis, crucial to the study of the unconscious, and introduces key concepts in psychoanalysis, such as the Ego.
The Paris International Exhibition, attended by more than 50 million people and including over 76,000 exhibitors, marks the heyday of Art Nouveau.
InternationalIn China the Boxer rebellion takes place. The Boxers were anti-imperialist and against foreign influence in trade, religion, politics and technology in the final years of the Manchu rule. The Boxers invade Beijing, killing 230 foreigners and Chinese Christians. The rebellion is suppressed by a multinational coalition of 20,000 troops, with China being forced to pay large war reparations, contributing to growing nationalist resentment against the Qing dynasty.
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