by Jose Maria Mora
albumen cabinet card, 1884
6 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. (165 mm x 107 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Sitterback to top
- Emilie Charlotte ('Lillie') Langtry (née Le Breton) (1853-1929), Actress and professional beauty. Sitter in 55 portraits.
This portraitback to top
During one of her trips to the United States, Langtry visited Mora's New York studio. A former assistant to Napoleon Sarony, Mora opened his premises in 1870 becoming one of the city's most prominent celebrity and theatrical photographers.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Curators’ Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift (12 May 2015 - 24 January 2016)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1884back to top
Current affairsThe Third Reform Act further reduces the financial threshold for voters, extending the franchise to all householders in the counties, achieving uniformity with those in the boroughs, and effectively doubling the electorate from 2.5 million to just under 5 million.
Foundation of the socialist group, the Fabian Society. The group quickly grows in size, including members Eleanor Marx, George Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb.