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Group of 29 actors

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Group of 29 actors

after Lock & Whitfield, and Elliott & Fry, and Fradelle & Marshall, and Pierre Petit, and Louis Bertin, and Unknown photographers
woodburytype, late 1870s
7 5/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (194 mm x 225 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2010
Photographs Collection
NPG x132955

Artistsback to top

  • Louis Bertin (born circa 1827), Photographer. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
  • Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 10997 portraits.
  • Fradelle & Marshall (active 1873-1877), Photographers. Artist associated with 64 portraits.
  • Lock & Whitfield (active 1856-1894), Photographers. Artist associated with 626 portraits.
  • Pierre Petit (1832-1909), Photographer. Artist associated with 19 portraits.
  • Unknown photographers, Photographers. Artist associated with 20 portraits.

Sittersback to top

Related worksback to top

  • NPG Ax7684: William Creswick (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7623: John Ryder (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7625: Charles James Mathews (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7602: Benjamin Nottingham Webster (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7714: (Thomas) Henry Gartside Neville (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7687: Sir John Hare (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7638: William Farren (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7615: John Baldwin Buckstone (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7611: John Lawrence Toole (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7663: Sir Squire Bancroft (né Butterfield) (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax45749: Sir Henry Irving (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7692: Ernesto Fortunato Giovanni Maria Rossi (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7673: Lionel Brough (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7719: Henry Sinclair (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7664: Charles Warner (Charles John Lickfold) (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7689: William Rignold (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7624: George Augustus Conquest (né Oliver) (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7614: Johnny Clarke (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7690: Edward O'Connor Terry (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax25104: David James; Thomas Thorne (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG Ax7710: (Thomas) Edward Corrie Burns Righton (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG x14311: Willie Edouin (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG x12598: Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell) (appears within the portrait)

Events of 1877back to top

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Trial of social activists Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh following their publication of a book by the American birth-control campaigner Charles Knowlton, which suggested that working class families should be able to practice birth control. Although found guilty, the case was thrown out on a technical fault.

Art and science

The Grosevenor Gallery opens, founded by Sir Coutts Lindsay, as a rival to the Royal Academy. It exhibited work by artists such as Edward Burne-Jones and Walter Crane, outside of the British mainstream, and became famous as the home of the Aesthetic movement.
The first Lawn Tennis Championship is held at Wimbledon with around 20 male competitors, witnessed by a few hundred spectators. Spencer Gore the first singles champion, wins 12 guineas.


The American inventor Thomas Edison invents the tin foil phonograph, combining the technologies of the telegraph and telephone. Experimenting with a stylus on a tinfoil cylinder, he recorded and played back the short message 'Mary had a little lamb'.

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