'Politicians - Conservative'
4 of 11 portraits by Hughes & Edmonds
'Politicians - Conservative'
published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
9 in. x 6 1/4 in. (229 mm x 159 mm) image size
Given by Mrs Granville Proby, 1944
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
- Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns (1819-1885), Lord Chancellor and philanthropist. Sitter in 20 portraits. Identify
- Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook (1814-1906), Politician, Home Secretary and Secretary of State for War; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 29 portraits. Identify
- Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1826-1893), Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and diarist; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 57 portraits. Identify
- Sir Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh (1818-1887), Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for India. Sitter in 33 portraits. Identify
- Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903), Prime Minister; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter associated with 82 portraits. Identify
Events of 1876back to top
Current affairsFollowing the introduction of the Royal Titles Act, Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India, with Disraeli deliberately flattering Victoria's imperialist ambitions. In turn, Victoria creates Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield; he continues to run government from the Lords.
Art and scienceThe classical-subject painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, famous for his elegant depictions of the Roman Empire, paints An Audience at Agrippa's.
US inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents and patents the telephone following research into vocal physiology and speech instruction for the deaf, after discovering that sound could be transmitted and reconverted through an electric wire by using a continuous electric current.
International15,000 Bulgarian Christians are slaughtered by Turkish troops in retaliation for the killing of 300 Turks in Batak at the start of the Bulgarian uprising. The Turkish government practices further repression by compulsorily transferring people of other ethnicities to Bulgaria to make the Bulgarians a minority. Gladstone published a pamphlet The Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East attacking Turkish actions, selling 200,000 copies in a month.
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