Various musical celebrities
Various musical celebrities
by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
7 3/4 in. x 5 1/8 in. (196 mm x 129 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 10997 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- John Cheshire (1839-1910), Harpist and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Emilia Chiomi (active 1877), Opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Wilbye Cooper (1825?-1885), Vocalist and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Michael Andrew Angus Costa (né Michele Andrea Agniello) (1808-1884), Composer and conductor. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935), Composer and conductor. Sitter in 17 portraits.
- Helene Crosmond (Mrs Turner) (died 1888), Opera singer; daughter of Madame Rachel. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir William George Cusins (1833-1893), Pianist and conductor. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Federici. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thekla Friedlander (active 1875-1883), Singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Henry Robert Gadsby (1842-1907), Organist and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir George Henschel (Isidor Georg Henschel) (1850-1934), Singer and musician; founder and conductor of London Symphony concerts. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Keppel, Musician. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Wilhelm Kuhe (1823-1912), Pianist and impresario. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- Henry David Leslie (1822-1896), Conductor and composer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William Hume Lithgow (1806-1874), Composer and teacher. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Walter Cecil Macfarren (1826-1905), Pianist and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Barton McGuckin (1852-1913), Tenor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sidney Naylor (1841-1893), Pianist, conductor and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Christine Nilsson (1843-1921), Singer. Sitter in 17 portraits.
- Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909), Music theorist and journal editor. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Miss Redeker (active 1877-1879), Opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Rigby. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Charles Santley (1834-1922), Baritone singer. Sitter in 26 portraits.
- Shakespeare. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Straus. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thorne. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Walker (active late 19th century). Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thomas Wingham (1846-1893), Organist and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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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