by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s (circa 1879)
7 7/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. (201 mm x 132 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 10995 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Dame Marie Louise Cecilie Emma Albani (née Lajeunesse) (1847-1930), Soprano. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Emilie Ambre (died 1898), Opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Caroline Auguste Johanna Mathilde Bauermeister (1849-1926), Opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Anna de Belocca (born 1854), Operatic contralto. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Bianca Bianchi (Bertha Schwarz) (1855-1947), Coloratura soprano opera singer; wife of Bernard Pollini. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Breton, Singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Mary Cummings (active 1879-1881), Singer. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- Giuseppe Del Puente (1841-1900), Opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Etelka Gerster (1855 or 1857-1920), Soprano. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Minnie Hauk (Amalia Mignon Hauck) (1852-1929), Soprano. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Marie Ernestine Marimon (1839-1923), Soprano. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Mila Rodani (active 1876-1877), Opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Marie Roze (Marie-Hippolyte Ponsin) (1846-1926), Opera singer; wife of James Henry Mapleson. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Eva de Synnerberg (active 1876-1878), Opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Events of 1879back to top
Current affairsWomen's education continues to grow, with the founding of women's colleges in Oxford. Somerville College took its name from the late Scottish scientific writer Mary Somerville. Lady Margaret Hall was founded by Elizabeth Wordsworth, great niece of the poet, and named after Margaret Beaufort, a medieval noblewoman and mother of Henry VII.
Art and scienceEdison invents the first practical electric light bulb.
The first prehistoric paintings, dating back 14,000 years, are discovered in the Altamira caves in Northern Spain when a young girl notices paintings of bison on the ceilings.
The French actress Sarah Bernhardt, already acclaimed for roles in plays such as Racine's Phèdre and Victor Hugo's Hernani, celebrates a successful season at London's Gaiety Theatre.
InternationalAnglo-Zulu war fought between British forces and the Zulus, after disputes between the Boers and Zulu leader Cetshywayo over the Utrecht border attracted British intervention. The British victory marked the end of the independent Zulu nation, although the Zulu's initial victory at Isandhlwana was a major surprise. The Battle of Rorke's Drift was dramatised in the film Zulu, starring Michael Caine, in 1964.
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