Group of fifteen sitters
2 of 2 portraits of Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari
Group of fifteen sitters
by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1870
8 1/8 in. x 11 in. (206 mm x 280 mm) overall
Given by Eric FitzGerald Dillon, 19th Viscount Dillon, 1926
Sittersback to top
- Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison (1832-1896), Administrator in India. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Samuel James Browne (1824-1901), General. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari (1841-1879), Soldier and diplomat. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir Peter Stark Lumsden (1829-1918), General. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Richard Southwell Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo (1822-1872), Viceroy and Governor-General of India. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala (1810-1890), Field Marshal. Sitter in 27 portraits.
- Sir Henry Wylie Norman (1826-1904), Field Marshal and colonial governor. Sitter in 11 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1870back to top
Current affairsWilliam Edward Forster's Education Act is passed, making provisions for education for all under-13s. It demonstrated the balance in Gladstone's first ministry between progressive reform and conservativism by spreading literacy, whilst maintaining the status of Church schools.
The Married Women's Property Act gives wives rights over their own earnings.
Art and scienceThe Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet, based on Shakespeare's play and written with the aid of composer Mily Balakirev, debuts in Moscow, conducted by Nikolai Rubenstein.
W. G. Grace becomes cricket captain of Gloucestershire, marking the start of a successful decade for the club in which they won three 'Champion County' titles.
InternationalIsaac Butt, an Irish MP at Westminster, forms the Home Rule Association.
The Franco-Prussian war breaks out between France and a coalition of German states led by Prussia. Provoked by the candidacy of German Prince Leopold Hohenzollen-Sigmaringen for the Spanish throne, France declared war in July after Bismark published the deliberately provocative Ems telegraph, in which the French were represented in an offensive light on the issue.
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- Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Cult of Lord Byron
- George Augustus Sala
- The Royal Ballet at 75
- Lives and Letters
- Lillah McCarthy
- Portraits of John Nash
- Joseph Conrad
- Before Windrush: Images of Black and Asian Figures
- The Beautiful and the Damned
- Centenaries and Centenarians
- Keep The Home Fires Burning
- Rupert Brooke: War Poet
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- Jean Simmons: a life in pictures
- Shakespeare: Stage and Screen
- Rebel women