'Friday's Hill House'
'Friday's Hill House'
by Unknown photographer
platinum print on card, 1894
4 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (114 mm x 140 mm) overall
Given by Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern), 1999
Sittersback to top
- Alys Whitall Russell (née Pearsall Smith) (1867-1951), First wife of Bertrand Russell; daughter of Robert Pearsall Smith. Sitter in 56 portraits.
- Hannah Smith (née Whitall) (Mrs Pearsall Smith) (1832-1911), Evangelist and religious writer. Sitter in 47 portraits.
- (Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), Writer. Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Robert Pearsall Smith (1827-1899), Lay leader in the Holiness movement and the Higher Life movement. Sitter in 13 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Sussex (Friday's Hill House, Fernhurst, West Sussex)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1894back to top
Current affairsFollowing Gladstone's resignation, Queen Victoria calls on the Liberal MP Archibald Primrose, the 5th Earl of Rosebery to become Prime Minister, a position he reluctantly accepts. His government is largely unsuccessful as the Tory-dominated House of Lords stop the whole of the Liberal's domestic legislation, and his foreign policy plans are defeated by internal Liberal disagreements.
Art and scienceThe Prince of Wales opens Tower Bridge, built over the Thames to improve access to the growing commercial district of the East End. The bridge was constructed from two bascules, or leaves, which could be raised to allow ships to pass underneath.
Rudyard Kipling's hugely popular collection of children's stories and poems, The Jungle Book, is published. The stories, based on Kipling's own experiences in India, have been adapted many times.
InternationalThe arrest and court-martial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer, opens up divisions in France over anti-semitism continuing until Dreyfus's exoneration in 1906. The French President Sadi Carnot is assassinated by an Italian anarchist in Lyon.
Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia following the death of Alexander III.
Japan and China go to war over control of Korea, with the more modern Japanese army winning an easy victory.
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