'At the House of Commons'
'At the House of Commons'
by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1 July 1908
6 1/8 in. x 8 in. (155 mm x 202 mm) image size
Given by House of Commons Library, 1974
Sittersback to top
- Hester Jane (née Bredon), Lady Hart (died 1928), Wife of Sir Robert Hart, 1st Bt; daughter of Alexander Bredon. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Sir Robert Hart, 1st Bt (1835-1911), Inspector-General of Customs in China. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Sir John Henniker Heaton, 1st Bt (1848-1914), Politician and postal reformer. Sitter in 33 portraits. Identify
- Gerald Paul Joseph Cajetan Carmel Antony Martin Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland (1861-1940), Prime Minister of Malta. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Edeline (née Sackville), Lady Strickland (1870-1918), Wife of 1st Baron Strickland; daughter of 7th Earl De La Warr. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
Artistback to top
- Sir (John) Benjamin Stone (1838-1914), Politician and photographer. Artist associated with 1436 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Members’ Entrance to Terrace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London)
Events of 1908back to top
Current affairsHenry Asquith replaces Henry Campbell-Bannerman as Liberal leader and Prime Minister, with David Lloyd George taking control of the Exchequer. Asquith and Lloyd George embark on a bold programme of social reform, laying the foundations of the Welfare State, introducing government pensions this year and later a system of National Insurance.
The first aeroplane for the British army is built by the American, Samuel Cody.
Art and scienceE.M. Forster's novel A Room with a View is published, following the experiences of a young woman, Lucy Honeychurch, in the repressed culture of Edwardian England.
The French art critic Louis Vauxcelles first uses the term 'cubism' to refer to a landscape painting by Georges Braque.
InternationalKing Carlos of Portugal and his heir, Prince Luis Filipe, are killed by assassins from the Republican trying to provoke a revolution. Carlos I, unpopular because of his extravagant lifestyle and extramarital affairs, was succeeded by his younger son, Manuel, the last monarch of the Braganza dynasty.
Following the death of the Guangxu Emperor in China, his two year old nephew replaces him, becoming the the last Manchu emperor of China.
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