'The Unionist "Whips" of 1904'
'The Unionist "Whips" of 1904'
by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1904
6 1/8 in. x 8 in. (155 mm x 202 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
- James Albert Edward Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn (1869-1953), Soldier and politician, Governor of Northern Ireland. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Ailwyn Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn (1855-1924), Politician and landowner. Sitter in 24 portraits. Identify
- David Alexander Edward Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford and 10th Earl of Balcarres (1871-1940), Politician, Lord Privy Seal and art connoisseur; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 25 portraits. Identify
- Henry William Forster, 1st Baron Forster (1866-1936), Governor-General of Australia and politician. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, 1st Baron St Audries (1853-1917), Politician, colonial governor and army officer. Sitter in 17 portraits. Identify
- Savile Brinton Crossley, 1st Baron Somerleyton (1857-1935), Politician and company chairman. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Arthur Annesley, 11th Viscount Valentia (1843-1927), Soldier, politician and landowner. Sitter in 26 portraits. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Terrace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London)
Events of 1904back to top
Current affairsBritain and France sign the Entente Cordiale, an agreement which resolves a number of longstanding colonial disputes (including a Declaration respecting Egypt and Morocco), signalling growing anxiety about the risk of future German aggression. Although not militarily binding, the agreement, negotiated between French foreign minister Théophile Delcassé, and Lord Lansdowne, the British Foreign Secretary, establishes a diplomatic understanding between the two countries.
Art and scienceJ. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is first performed at the Duke of York's Theatre in London. Charting the fantastical adventures of Peter, 'the boy who never grew up', the Darling children and the villainous Captain Hook in Neverland, many adaptations have been made of the story.
The painter Gwen John settles in Paris, where she becomes the lover and model of the sculptor Auguste Rodin, modelling for his sculpture Muse.
InternationalJapan attacks the Russian Navy at Port Arthur, sparking the Russo-Japanese war. Hostility was prompted by the rival imperialist ambitions of the Russian and Japanese empires in Manchuria, North East China, and Korea, considered by Japan to be an essential buffer against colonisation by Western Powers. Japan wins a series of victories against Russia which transforms the balance of power in East Asia, and undermines the Tsar's rule in Russia.
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