Various aristocratic ladies and others
2 of 6 portraits of Caroline Elizabeth (née Agar), Countess of Clarendon
Various aristocratic ladies and others
by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
7 7/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. (201 mm x 134 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 10997 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Caroline Elizabeth (née Agar), Countess of Clarendon (1857-1894), Wife of 5th Earl Clarendon; daughter of 3rd Earl of Normanton. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Mary ('Patsy') Cornwallis-West (née Fitzpatrick) (1858-1920), Beauty and socialite; wife of William Cornwallis-West; daughter of Frederick Fitzpatrick. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Muriel Frances Louisa Duncombe (née Talbot), Viscountess Helmsley (later Mrs Owen) (1859-1925), Educator; former wife of Viscount Helmsley, and later wife of Hugh Darby Annesley Owen; daughter of 19th Earl of Shrewsbury. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Lady Herbert (active 1880s). Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Emilie Charlotte ('Lillie') Langtry (née Le Breton) (1853-1929), Actress and professional beauty. Sitter in 56 portraits.
- Mrs Maxse. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Elizabeth Harriet (née Grosvenor), Marchioness of Ormonde (1856-1928), Wife of 3rd Marquess of Ormonde; daughter of 1st Duke of Westminster. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Constance Gwladys Robinson (née Herbert), Marchioness of Ripon (1859-1917), Patron of the Russian Ballet; former wife of 4th Earl of Lonsdale, and later wife of 2nd Marquess of Ripon. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Grace (née Bernal Osborne), Duchess of St Albans (1848-1926), Second wife of 10th Duke of St Albans; daughter of Ralph Bernal Jr (later Ralph Bernal Osborne). Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Lady Seymour. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Una Sheridan. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Mrs J. Talbot. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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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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