4 of 6 portraits of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
by E.O. Hoppé
vintage silver bromide print, 7 June 1912
8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (204 mm x 146 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2010
Artistback to top
- Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé (1878-1972), Photographer and writer. Artist associated with 194 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Hoppé photographed composer Coleridge-Taylor on 7 June 1912, less than three months before his tragic death on the 1 September, at the age of thirty-seven from pneumonia, at his home Aldwick, St Leonard's Road, Croydon. Thousands attended his funeral and interment at Bandon Hill cemetery.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 1875-1912 Centenary (17 July 2012 - 17 March 2013)
Events of 1912back to top
Current affairsThe Royal Flying Corps is established. During the Great War, planes and balloons were used mainly for reconnaissance and observation before technological advances made them fast enough and manoeuvrable enough to attack enemy positions and fight in the air. Arthur (Bomber) Harris won distinction as a pilot destroying five enemy aircraft in the war. In the Second World War he became Marshal of the Royal Air Force.
Art and scienceGeorge Bernard Shaw writes Pygmalion.
Charles Babbage's invents the Analytic Machine. Considered to be the forerunner to the modern computer, the machine was able to make automatic mathematical calculations.
InternationalScott leads the British Expedition to the South Pole reaching it in January 1912 only to discover that the rival Norwegian party had beaten them by a month. All members of Scott's team perished on the return journey. Captain Oates' famous last words were immortalised in Scott's diary: 'I am just going outside and may be some time.'
The 'unsinkable' Titanic strikes an iceberg and goes down on its maiden journey between Southampton and New York.