'Earl & Countess of Minto & Family'
'Earl & Countess of Minto & Family'
by William James Topley, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900-1904
5 1/2 in. x 3 3/8 in. (140 mm x 86 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Violet Mary (née Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound), Lady Astor of Hever (1889-1965), Former wife of Lord Charles George Francis Mercer-Nairne, and later wife of 1st Baron Astor of Hever; daughter of 4th Earl of Minto. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Ruby Florence Mary (née Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound), Countess of Cromer (1886-1961), Wife of 2nd Earl of Cromer; daughter of 4th Earl of Minto. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Hon. Gavin William Esmond Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1895-1917), Son of 4th Earl of Minto. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (1845-1914), Governor-general of Canada and viceroy of India. Sitter in 9 portraits. Identify
- Mary Caroline (née Grey), Countess of Minto (1858-1940), Wife of 4th Earl of Minto; daughter of Sir Charles Grey. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Victor Gilbert Lariston Garnet Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 5th Earl of Minto (1891-1975), Landowner. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Lady Eileen Nina Evelyn Sibell Montagu-Douglas-Scott (née Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound) (1884-1938), Wife of Sir Francis George Montagu Douglas Scott; daughter of 4th Earl of Minto. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
Related worksback to top
- NPG x136019: Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (appears within the portrait)
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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