'Some Popular Athletes'
4 of 15 portraits of Charles Burgess Fry
'Some Popular Athletes'
published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1910
5 3/8 in. x 3 3/8 in. (138 mm x 87 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2012
Artistback to top
- Rotary Photographic Co Ltd (active 1897-1916), Photographers. Artist associated with 1422 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Tommy Burns (1881-1955), Canadian boxer. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Charles Burgess Fry (1872-1956), Cricketer and journalist. Sitter in 15 portraits. Identify
- William Gilbert ('W.G') Grace (1848-1915), Cricketer and medical practitioner. Sitter in 9 portraits. Identify
- George Hackenschmidt (1877-1968), Wrestler and philosopher. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Montague Holbein (active 1902-1923), Channel swimmer. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- John Arthur ('Jack') Johnson (1878-1946), Boxer. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886-1975), Swimmer. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Eugen Sandow (1867-1925), Wrestler and strongman. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Alfred Shrubb (1879-1964), Runner. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
Events of 1910back to top
Current affairsGeorge V succeeds Edward VII to the throne.
The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.
Art and scienceThe critic and Bloomsbury group member Roger Fry curates a ground-breaking and, at the time, shocking exhibition in London's Grafton Galleries, Manet and the Post-Impressionists. The exhibition introduces the work of contemporary European artists to the London art establishment, including Manet, Cezanne, Gaugin and Van Gogh, and Fry became a champion of modern art, coining the term 'Post-Impressionism'.
InternationalJapan annexes Korea as a colony, an indication of Japan's ambitious imperialist aims and attempts to control trade and influence in East Asia. Japanese occupation of Korea lasted until 1945, after Japan surrendered to the Allied forces at the end of the Second World War and Korea was divided in two by the United States and the Soviet Union.
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