Various actresses, singers and others
Various actresses, singers and others
by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
8 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (210 mm x 133 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 10997 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Isabel Emilie Bateman (1854-1934), Actress and nun. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Maude Bramble (active 1884), Actress. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Violet Cameron (Violet Lydia Thompson) (1862-1919), Actress. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Mary Davies (1855-1930), Singer; co-founder and first president of the Welsh Folk Song Society. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton (1830-1896), Painter; President of the Royal Academy; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 59 portraits, Artist associated with 8 portraits.
- Lily Harcourt. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Marie Illington (Mrs Gordon Maddick) (died 1927), Actress. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Lucy, Actress. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), Naturalist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. Sitter in 35 portraits.
- Mary Rorke (1858-1938), Actress. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- John Ruskin (1819-1900), Writer, artist and social reformer. Sitter associated with 80 portraits.
- Antoinette Sterling MacKinlay (1843-1904), Singer. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-1889), Poet, writer and barrister. Sitter in 5 portraits.
Related worksback to top
- NPG x13293: John Ruskin (appears within the portrait)
- NPG x134494: John Ruskin (appears within the portrait)
- NPG x13296: John Ruskin (appears within the portrait)
- NPG Ax38758: Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton (appears within the portrait)
- NPG x6153: Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton (appears within the portrait)
- NPG x127457: Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton (appears within the portrait)
- NPG x127468: Sir Richard Owen (appears within the 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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