14 of 17 portraits of Herbert Campbell
by William Spalding, printed by Thomas Packer, published by Francis Brothers & Day
chromolithograph, published 1881
13 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (342 mm x 257 mm) paper size
Given by John Hall, 1972
Sitterback to top
- Herbert Campbell (Herbert Edward Story) (1844-1904), Actor and comedian. Sitter in 17 portraits.
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This portraitback to top
Sheet music cover for 'Now you're married I wish you joy' by Harry Nicholls and Hugh Clendon.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Blenheim House, Oxford Street, London)
Events of 1881back to top
Current affairsBenjamin Disraeli dies of bronchitis. He refuses a state funeral and is buried next to his wife, Mary Ann Viscountess Beaconsfield.
Gladstone's Irish Land Act is passed in a bid to stop violence carried out by the republican Land League, conducted in protest at the 1870 Land Act.
Henry Mayers Hyndman forms the Marxist Democratic Federation.
Art and scienceThe Natural History Museum is opened on Exhibition Road, South Kensington. The museum, a landmark gothic design by the architect Alfred Waterhouse, was built to house specimens from the natural sciences, previously in the British Museum's collection. Today, the museum comprises of over 70 million items, and is a world-renowned research centre.
InternationalAlexander II is assassinated in a bomb attack by members of a left-wing revolutionary movement. He was succeeded by his son, Tsar Alexander III.
US President James Garfield is shot by Charles Guiteau.
The first Anglo-Boer war ends. The war is started by a Boer uprising, as the British had annexed the Transvaal in 1877. Following Britain's defeat at the Battle of Majuba Hill, a truce is signed giving the Boers self-government and later independence.
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