'Acting one of Logan's plays'
'Acting one of Logan's plays'
by Unknown photographer
albumen print, September 1890
4 1/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (108 mm x 155 mm) overall
Given by Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern), 1999
Sittersback to top
- J. Britten. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Benjamin Francis Conn ('Frank') Costelloe (1855-1899), Barrister and political reformer; first husband of Mary Berenson (née Smith). Sitter in 16 portraits.
- G.B. Diblee. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Isabel Evans. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Alice Bache Gould (1868-1953), American historian. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Arthur Pollen. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- M. Pollen. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Mr Roberts (active 1890). Sitter in 1 portrait.
- 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.
- Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe) (1887-1940), Feminist activist, artist and writer. Sitter in 64 portraits, Artist associated with 99 portraits.
- M. Stuart. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Kate Wendell. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Guy Percy Wyndham (1865-1948), Colonel. Sitter in 3 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 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.
Recommended Exhibitions & displays
- Photography: A Living Art - Then and Now
Until 29 September
- Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Cult of Lord Byron
- George Augustus Sala
- The Royal Ballet at 75
- Lives and Letters
- Lillah McCarthy
- Portraits of John Nash
- Joseph Conrad
- Before Windrush: Images of Black and Asian Figures
- The Beautiful and the Damned
- Centenaries and Centenarians
- Keep The Home Fires Burning
- Rupert Brooke: War Poet
- Reaching for the stars: Astronomers in focus
- Jean Simmons: a life in pictures
- Shakespeare: Stage and Screen
- Rebel women
- Handlist of names in the Reference Collection - M-Z