John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
by Moritz Klinkicht, supplement to the Illustrated London News, after Francis Henry Hart, for Elliott & Fry
wood engraving, published 15 February 1890
23 1/2 in. x 16 1/4 in. (596 mm x 412 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1929
Sitterback to top
- John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834-1913), Banker, scientist, writer and politician; MP for Maidstone and London University. Sitter in 24 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 10997 portraits.
- Francis Henry Hart (1855-1917), Photographer. Artist associated with 32 portraits.
- Illustrated London News (active 1842-2003), Publisher. Artist associated with 82 portraits.
- Moritz Klinkicht (1845-after 1912), Wood engraver. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
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Events of 1890back to top
Current affairsWilliam Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, publishes In Darkest England, in which he compares the supposedly 'civilised' England with 'Darkest Africa'. A critique of the degenerate state of society, Booth also proposed social welfare schemes to alleviate the sufferings of the urban poor.
The world's first electric underground railway opens to the public in London, passing under the Thames and linking the City of London and Stockwell.
Art and scienceWilliam Morris founds the Kelmscott Press, a revival of art and craft techniques of book printing. Publications included The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896), with decorative designs and typeface by Morris and illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones.
Vincent Van Gogh dies after shooting himself in the chest in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray first appears in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine .
InternationalCecil Rhodes, organiser of the diamond-mining De Beers Consolidated Mines, becomes premier of Cape Colony as part of his expansionist aims in South Africa.
In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II dismisses Otto von Bismarck.
An international anti-slavery conference is held in Brussels, leading to the signing of a treaty by all the major maritime nations covering action to be taken against the trade in Africa and suppression of it by sea.
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