Sir John Martin-Harvey
Sir John Martin-Harvey
by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1900
6 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. (166 mm x 107 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Sitterback to top
- Sir John Martin-Harvey (1863-1944), Actor and theatre manager. Sitter in 31 portraits.
Artistback to top
- London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company (active 1854-1922), Photographers. Artist associated with 946 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Actor and theatre manager Martin-Harvey projects an air of prosperity and respectability, despite his relaxed pose. The autograph on this cabinet cards underlines its role as a collectible celebrity image.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift (12 May 2015 - 24 January 2016)
Events of 1900back to top
Current affairsThe Conservatives return to power, after the Prime Minister Lord Salisbury calls a general election, known as the 'Khaki election', on the back of huge jingoistic support for the Boer War.
The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) is founded from a coalition of socialist groups; they win two seats in the 1900 election and Ramsay Macdonald is appointed secretary. The Labour politician Keir Hardie is also returned to Parliament for Merthyr Tydfilin Wales.
Art and scienceGerman physicist Max Planck proposes the concept of the quantum theory. Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams is published. In the text, Freud outlines his theory of dream analysis, crucial to the study of the unconscious, and introduces key concepts in psychoanalysis, such as the Ego.
The Paris International Exhibition, attended by more than 50 million people and including over 76,000 exhibitors, marks the heyday of Art Nouveau.
InternationalIn China the Boxer rebellion takes place. The Boxers were anti-imperialist and against foreign influence in trade, religion, politics and technology in the final years of the Manchu rule. The Boxers invade Beijing, killing 230 foreigners and Chinese Christians. The rebellion is suppressed by a multinational coalition of 20,000 troops, with China being forced to pay large war reparations, contributing to growing nationalist resentment against the Qing dynasty.
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