Vanity Fair Panel no. 2
9 of 9 portraits of Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 1st Earl of Ancaster
Vanity Fair Panel no. 2
by Sir Leslie Ward, and Carlo Pellegrini, and 'Hay', and Théobald Chartran ('T'), and Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1881-1889
13 1/2 in. x 55 in. (343 mm x 1397 mm) image size
Artistsback to top
- Théobald Chartran ('T') (1849-1907), Painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 86 portraits.
- 'Hay' (active 1888-1893), Cartoonist. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889), 'Ape'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 490 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') (1854-1928), Cartoonist in Vanity Fair. Artist associated with 65 portraits.
- Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922), 'Spy'; caricaturist and portrait painter; son of Edward Matthew Ward. Artist associated with 1618 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 1st Earl of Ancaster (1830-1910), Politician; MP for Boston and Rutland. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.
- Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (1848-1930), Prime Minister and philosopher. Sitter in 138 portraits.
- Sir Henry Barkly (1815-1898), Colonial governor, patron of the sciences and Conservative politician; MP for Leominister. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Edward White Benson (1829-1896), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter in 54 portraits.
- Georges Ernest Jean Marie Boulanger (1837-1891), General and politician. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- James Brand (circa 1833-1893), Chairman of the pioneering United Telephone Company, and of Harvey, Brand & Co, East India & China Merchants. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- George Henry Hugh Cholmondeley, 4th Marquess of Cholmondeley (1858-1923), Lord Chamberlain. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- John Henry Reginald Scott, 4th Earl of Clonmell (1839-1891), Representative peer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Henry Reginald Corbet (1832-1902), Landowner and Master of the Cheshire Hounds. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- George William Coventry, 9th Earl of Coventry (1838-1930), Racehorse owner and administrator. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir Charles Cox (active 1811-died 1892), Under-Secretary of State in the Colonial Office and Chancellor of the Order of St Michael and St George. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir Polydore de Keyser (1832-1897), Lord Mayor of London. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir Robert Fowler, 1st Bt (1828-1891), Lord Mayor of London. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- George Grossmith (1847-1912), Entertainer and author. Sitter in 15 portraits.
- Sir (Henry) Rider Haggard (1856-1925), Novelist. Sitter in 21 portraits.
- George Robert Canning Harris, 4th Baron Harris (1851-1932), Cricketer and administrator in India. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Sir John Henniker Heaton, 1st Bt (1848-1914), Politician and postal reformer. Sitter in 33 portraits.
- Edward Heneage, 1st Baron Heneage (1840-1922), Landowner, racehorse owner and Liberal politician; MP for Lincoln and Great Grimsby. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Henry Arthur Morgan (circa 1831-1912), Clergyman and Master of Jesus College, Cambridge. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir Joseph Whitwell Pease, 1st Bt (1828-1903), Banker, industrialist and Liberal politician; MP for South Durham and Barnard Castle. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- George Robert Charles Herbert, 13th Earl of Pembroke (1850-1895), Travel writer; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Francis Charles Philips (1849-1921), Novelist, actor, dramatist, barrister and army officer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- George Pitt-Lewis (1845-1906), Judge and Liberal politician; MP for Barnstaple. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir John Henry Puleston (1830-1908), Journalist, entrepreneur and Conservative politician; MP for Devonport. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Frederick William Brook Thellusson, 5th Baron Rendlesham (1840-1911), Politician; Sheriff of Suffolk. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley (1842-1904), Politician; Home Secretary. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Sir William Tindal Robertson (1825-1889), Physician, surgeon and Conservative politician; MP for Brighton. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- George Rodney, 7th Baron Rodney (1857-1909), Soldier. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir Archibald Levin Smith (1836-1901), Judge. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William Henry Smith (1825-1891), Newsagent and politician, First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of Commons. Sitter in 27 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Sutherland (1834-1922), Shipowner, banker and Liberal politician; MP for Greenock. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne (1835-1914). Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Hon. Alexander Grantham ('Alick') Yorke (1847-1911), Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria and to King Edward VII and soldier. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Events of 1881back to top
Current affairsBenjamin Disraeli dies of bronchitis. He refuses a state funeral and is buried next to his wife, Mary Ann Viscountess Beaconsfield.
Gladstone's Irish Land Act is passed in a bid to stop violence carried out by the republican Land League, conducted in protest at the 1870 Land Act.
Henry Mayers Hyndman forms the Marxist Democratic Federation.
Art and scienceThe Natural History Museum is opened on Exhibition Road, South Kensington. The museum, a landmark gothic design by the architect Alfred Waterhouse, was built to house specimens from the natural sciences, previously in the British Museum's collection. Today, the museum comprises of over 70 million items, and is a world-renowned research centre.
InternationalAlexander II is assassinated in a bomb attack by members of a left-wing revolutionary movement. He was succeeded by his son, Tsar Alexander III.
US President James Garfield is shot by Charles Guiteau.
The first Anglo-Boer war ends. The war is started by a Boer uprising, as the British had annexed the Transvaal in 1877. Following Britain's defeat at the Battle of Majuba Hill, a truce is signed giving the Boers self-government and later independence.
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