1 portrait matching these criteria:
- set matching 'Macdonnell Collection'
by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
14 5/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (372 mm x 275 mm) plate size; 20 7/8 in. x 14 3/4 in. (529 mm x 375 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Gordon McKay (1821-1903), Patented shoe machinery and Harvard benefactor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914), Painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 50 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
Events of 1897back to top
Current affairsQueen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee is marked by a series of celebratory events, and attended by eleven colonial prime ministers following the Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain's proposal that the Jubilee be made a festival of the British Empire.
The Workmen's Compensation Act gives workmen a right to a limited compensation in every case of injury by accident arising from the course of employment; it is a landmark piece of legislation in employment law.
Art and scienceBram Stoker's Dracula is first published.
Henry Tate of the Tate and Lyle sugar company donates his art collection to the nation, buying land and building a gallery space for it (now Tate Britain).
Physician and psychologist Havelock Ellis publishes the first volume of his Studies in the Psychology of Sex, and the English physicist John Thompson discovers the existence of the electron.