by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, August 1906
6 in. x 4 1/4 in. (151 mm x 107 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Thoby Stephen (1880-1906), Brother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- George Charles Beresford (1864-1938), Photographer. Artist associated with 386 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Events of 1906back to top
Current affairsThe Liberals, led by Henry Campbell-Bannerman under a promise of reform, win a landslide victory in the general election. Electors vote to end two decades dominated by Conservative rule, with disaffection mounting over the conflict in South Africa and party division over education and tariff reform. The LRC continue to grow as a political force, winning 29 seats and changing their name later this year to the Labour Party.
Art and scienceRalph Vaughan Williams edits The English Hymnal, a collection of the best in English-language hymns. Published by the Church of England, it became one of the most popular and influential hymn books in the world.
Antoni Gaudí completes his rebuilding of the Casa Batllo in Barcelona. Known locally as the 'casa dels ossos', or 'House of Bones', the building is striking for its use of curved stonework, oval windows and intricate tracery.