Various musical celebrities
5 of 8 portraits of Richard Wagner
Various musical celebrities
by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
8 in. x 5 1/4 in. (204 mm x 133 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 10989 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Luigi Arditi (1822-1903), Italian violinist, composer and conductor. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Banister. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Francis Barnett (1837-1916), Composer and pianist; Professor, Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885), Conductor and composer. Sitter in 19 portraits.
- William Thomas Best (1826-1897), Organist. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Ignaz Brüll (1846-1907), Pianist and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Hans Guido von Bülow, Baron von Bülow (1830-1894), Conductor, pianist and composer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Chatteron. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Francke, Violinist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Charles François Gounod (1818-1893), Composer. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir Charles Hallé (né Carl Halle) (1819-1895), Conductor, pianist and founder of the Hallé Orchestra. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Thomas John Harper (1816-1898), Trumpeter. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Henry Holmes (1839-1905), Violinist and composer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), Violinist. Sitter in 18 portraits.
- Marie Krebs (1851-1900), Pianist and operatic singer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881), Organist and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Henry Charles Lunn (1817-1894), Musicologist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Osborne. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Alberto Randegger (1832-1911), Music teacher and composer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein (1829-1894), Pianist and composer. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton (1813-1890), Violinist. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Clara Josephine Schumann (née Wieck) (1819-1896), Pianist and composer; wife of Robert Schumann. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Edmund Hugh Lindsay Sloper (1826-1887), Pianist, composer and teacher of music. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir John Stainer (1840-1901), Organist and composer. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Charles Steggall (1826-1905), Organist and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900), Composer and conductor; collaborated with Sir W.S. Gilbert. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Joseph Tagliafico (1821-1900), Opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sedley Taylor (1834-1920), Musician, music scholar and benefactor. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- Signor Vizzani (active 1870-1886), Italian opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Composer. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Henry Weist Hill (born circa 1833), Professor of Music. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- August Wilhelmj (1845-1908), German violinist. Sitter in 2 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.