'An Afternoon Terrace Party'
2 of 33 portraits of Sir John Henniker Heaton, 1st Bt
'An Afternoon Terrace Party'
by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1899
6 in. x 8 1/8 in. (153 mm x 207 mm) image size
Given by House of Commons Library, 1974
Artistback to top
- Sir (John) Benjamin Stone (1838-1914), Politician and photographer. Artist associated with 1436 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Thomas Bayley (1846-1906), Politician; MP for Chesterfield. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Sir Charles William Cayzer, 1st Bt (1843-1916), Shipowner, businessman and politician. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Sir Edward George Clarke (1841-1931), Barrister and politician. Sitter in 21 portraits. Identify
- Sir John Henniker Heaton, 1st Bt (1848-1914), Politician and postal reformer. Sitter in 33 portraits. Identify
- William Jones (1859-1915), Politician, university tutor and schoolmaster. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- William Pritchard Morgan (1844-1924), Politician and solicitor. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Terrace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1899back to top
Current affairsGeorge Nathaniel Curzon, Lord Curzon, is appointed Viceroy of India, pursuing a mixed policy of forceful control and conciliation. Curzon's inquiries into Indian administration result in legislation in areas including education, irrigation, and policing. The Board of Education is created to co-ordinate the work of higher grade elementary schools, county technical schools and endowed grammar schools, also setting up a register of teachers.
Art and scienceThe Italian Guglielmo Marconi transmits the first wireless telegraph, between France and England across the English Channel, a distance of 32 miles. Marconi's production of waves over long distances lays the foundations for the development of the radio. Later this year, Marconi demonstrates his invention in America, at the Cup yacht race, and for the American navy.
InternationalOutbreak of the second Boer war, fought between the British Empire and the two independent Boer Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. Despite a disastrous start, Britain quickly won the war, although guerilla warfare continued until 1902, leading to the introduction of concentration camps by British commander Lord Kitchener, a measure which contributes to the British public's growing disillusionment with the campaign.
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