Various politicians and others
7 of 9 portraits of Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Bt
Various politicians and others
by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
7 1/2 in. x 4 7/8 in. (190 mm x 125 mm) image size
Sittersback to top
- John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (1845-1914), Governor-General of Canada. Sitter in 31 portraits.
- John Bright (1811-1889), Statesman and orator. Sitter associated with 94 portraits.
- Lord Colin Campbell (1853-1895), City director and politician; son of 8th Duke of Argyll. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Jahleel Brenton Carey (1847-1883), Army officer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Frederic Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford (1827-1905), General and courtier. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Richard Cobden (1804-1865), Politician; MP for several constituencies, manufacturer and free trade campaigner. Sitter in 50 portraits.
- Richard Assheton Cross, 1st Viscount Cross (1823-1914), Politician; Home Secretary. Sitter in 28 portraits.
- Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt (1815-1884), Administrator in India and South Africa. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Prime Minister and writer. Sitter associated with 315 portraits.
- John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence (1811-1879), Viceroy of India. Sitter in 23 portraits.
- Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), Artist, sculptor and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. Sitter associated with 94 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), Prime Minister and writer. Sitter in 244 portraits.
- Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 81 portraits.
- Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885), Philanthropist, social reformer and Conservative politician; MP for Woodstock, Dorchester, Dorset and Bath. Sitter in 39 portraits.
- Sir Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh (1818-1887), Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for India. Sitter in 33 portraits.
- William Henry Smith (1825-1891), Newsagent and politician, First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of Commons. Sitter in 24 portraits.
- Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Bt (1818-1890), Art collector, connoisseur and philanthropist. Sitter in 9 portraits.
Events of 1890back to top
Current affairsWilliam 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 scienceWilliam 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 .
InternationalCecil 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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