Fannie Leslie

1 portrait by Eugene Ascherberg & Co

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Fannie Leslie

printed by Stannard & Son, published by Eugene Ascherberg & Co, after Unknown artist
lithograph, 1890s
13 1/4 in. x 10 in. (338 mm x 253 mm) paper size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Reference Collection
NPG D42840

Sitterback to top

  • Fannie Leslie (1856-1935), Actress and singer. Sitter in 6 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Eugene Ascherberg & Co (active 1880s-1900s), Music publishers. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Stannard & Son (active 1870s), Lithographic printers. Artist or producer associated with 17 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6577 portraits.

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Sheet music cover for 'Yours Always!' by Alfred Gwyllym Crowe. A portrait of Florence St John is on the inside cover (D42841). Sheet music attached.

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Events of 1890back to top

Current affairs

William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, publishes In Darkest England, in which he compares the supposedly 'civilised' England with 'Darkest Africa'. A critique of the degenerate state of society, Booth also proposed social welfare schemes to alleviate the sufferings of the urban poor.
The world's first electric underground railway opens to the public in London, passing under the Thames and linking the City of London and Stockwell.

Art and science

William Morris founds the Kelmscott Press, a revival of art and craft techniques of book printing. Publications included The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896), with decorative designs and typeface by Morris and illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones.
Vincent Van Gogh dies after shooting himself in the chest in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray first appears in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine .


Cecil Rhodes, organiser of the diamond-mining De Beers Consolidated Mines, becomes premier of Cape Colony as part of his expansionist aims in South Africa.
In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II dismisses Otto von Bismarck.
An international anti-slavery conference is held in Brussels, leading to the signing of a treaty by all the major maritime nations covering action to be taken against the trade in Africa and suppression of it by sea.

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