'Some Leading Actresses: A Group'
'Some Leading Actresses: A Group'
by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
5 3/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. (138 mm x 93 mm) image size
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Alice Atherton (1854-1899), Actress; wife of Willie Edouin. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Maud Branscombe (active 1870s-1890s), Actress. Sitter in 31 portraits. Identify
- Phyllis Broughton (1862-1926), Dancer and actress. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Violet Cameron (Violet Lydia Thompson) (1862-1919), Actress. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Miss D'Angeli (active 1890), Actress. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Ellen ('Nellie') Farren (1848-1904), Actress. Sitter associated with 17 portraits. Identify
- Miss Grubbe (active 1890), Actress. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Marion Hood (née Sarah Ann Isaac) (1854-1912), Actress and singer. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Constance ('Connie') (née Gilchrist), Countess of Orkney (1864-1946), Actress, dancer and artists' model; wife of 7th Earl of Orkney. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Minnie Palmer (1860-1936), Actress and singer. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Florence St John (1854-1912), Actress and singer. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Kate Vaughan (Kate Alice Candelin) (1855-1903), Actress and dancer. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Miss Williamson (active 1880s-1890), Actress. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographers' studio, 57 & 61 Ebury Street, London)
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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