Various actors and singers
Various actors and singers
by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
8 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (205 mm x 136 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 10996 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Rutland Barrington (George Rutland Barrington Fleet) (1853-1922), Actor and singer. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Mabel Beaufort (active 1884), Actress. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Bessie Bell. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Violet Cameron (Violet Lydia Thompson) (1862-1919), Actress. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Camille D'Arville (1863-1932), Dutch actress and singer; wife of E.W. Crelin. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- George Grossmith (1847-1912), Entertainer and author. Sitter in 15 portraits.
- Julia Lavinia Gwynne (1859-1934), Actress and singer; wife of George Joseph Edwardes. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Lily Harcourt. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir Henry Irving (John Henry Brodribb) (1838-1905), Actor-manager. Sitter in 122 portraits.
- Durward Lely (James Durward Lyall) (1852-1944), Opera singer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Laura Linden (Laura Sophia Morton-Herbert, née Clinton) (1856-1906), Actress and singer; wife of Magnus Morton Herbert; daughter of John Wade Clinton. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Lucy, Actress. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Agnes Lyndon (active 1883-1884), Actress. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Madge Milton (active 1881-1883), Actress. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Evie Raines. 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.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
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