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A scene from 'The Colonel'

7 of 7 portraits of Amy Roselle (Mrs Arthur Dacre)

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A scene from 'The Colonel'

printed by Stannard & Son, published by Hopwood & Crew, after Unknown artist
chromolithograph, 1881
13 7/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (353 mm x 259 mm) paper size
Given by John Hall, 1972
Reference Collection
NPG D42833

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  • Hopwood & Crew, Publishers. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
  • Stannard & Son (active 1870s), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 17 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist associated with 6637 portraits.

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Sheet music cover for 'The Colonel Waltz' by Ernest Bucalossi, from the aesthetic satire The Colonel.

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Current affairs

Benjamin 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 science

The 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.

International

Alexander 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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