"A Masters' Meet"
5 of 7 portraits of William Henry Berkeley Portman, 2nd Viscount Portman
"A Masters' Meet"
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 November 1895
14 1/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (359 mm x 242 mm) paper size
Sittersback to top
- Thomas Colleton Garth (1821-1907), Landowner and Master of Fox Hounds, Berkshire. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale (1857-1944), Sportsman; son of 3rd Earl of Lonsdale. Sitter in 32 portraits. Identify
- Edmund Waldegrave Park-Yates (né Park) ('Captain Park-Yates') (1836-1896), Master of Fox Hounds at the North Cheshire Hunt. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- William Henry Berkeley Portman, 2nd Viscount Portman (1829-1919), Politician; MP for Shaftesbury and Dorset. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Henry Verney, 18th Baron Willoughby de Broke (1844-1902), Landowner and Master of Fox Hounds. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
Artistback to top
- Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922), 'Spy'; caricaturist and portrait painter; son of Edward Matthew Ward. Artist associated with 1617 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1895back to top
Current affairsOscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is first performed, the same year that he is imprisoned for homosexual offences following accusations made against him by the eighth Marquess of Queensbury. Whilst in prison, Wilde wrote De Profundis, a letter addressed to his former lover, Queensbury's son Lord Alfred Douglas, attacking him for his role in Wilde's imprisonment.
Prime Minister Lord Rosebery resigns and is succeeded by Salisbury.
Art and scienceThe Lumiere brothers hold the first public screening of movies at Paris's Salon Indien du Grand Café, featuring ten short films recorded with Leon Bouly's cinematographe device, recognised as the birth of cinema as a commercial medium.
Henry Irving, the celebrated actor and theatre manager, becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood.
InternationalIn South Africa, prompted by the growing unrest of unfranchised British immigrants (Uitlanders) drawn to the Transvaal by the discovery of gold, Rhodes and other members of the South African mining community begin to plot the republic's overthrow. As a result, the disastrous Jameson Raid takes place, carried out on Paul Kruger's Transvaal Republic by Leander Starr Jameson and his Rhodesian and Bechuanaland policemen: it fails to bring about an Uitlander uprising.
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