"Cycling in Hyde Park"
"Cycling in Hyde Park"
by Hal Hurst
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 11 June 1896
14 1/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (359 mm x 242 mm) paper size
Artistback to top
- Hal Hurst (1865-after 1911), Portrait painter and cartoonist for Vanity Fair. Artist of 1 portrait.
Sittersback to top
- William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny (1826-1915), Statesman. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- William Henry Grenfell, Baron Desborough (1855-1945), Fencer, rower and Liberal politician; MP for Salisbury and Wycombe. Sitter in 18 portraits. Identify
- Ethel Anne Priscilla ('Ettie') Grenfell (née Fane), Lady Desborough (1867-1952), Wife of Baron Desborough; daughter of Hon. Julian Henry Charles Fane. Sitter in 15 portraits. Identify
- Theresa Susey Helen (née Talbot), Marchioness of Londonderry (1856-1919), Conservative hostess and first president of the Ulster women's unionist council; wife of 6th Marquess of Londonderry; daughter of 19th Earl of Shrewsbury. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Mary Caroline (née Grey), Countess of Minto (1858-1940), Wife of 4th Earl of Minto; daughter of Sir Charles Grey. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Rose Riversdale Towneley-Bertie (née Glyn), Lady Norreys (1860-1933), Wife of Montagu Charles Francis Towneley-Bertie, Lord Norreys; daughter of Hon. Henry Carr Glyn; sister of 4th Baron Wolverton. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- Constance Georgina Sandford (née Craven) (died 1946), Wife of Francis Marmaduke Henry Sandford; daughter of William George Craven. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1896back to top
Current affairsQueen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest-reigning monarch in Britain.
The first speeding conviction is given to Walter Arnold of Kent, for exceeding the limit of 2 mph.
William Morris, the author, designer and prominent socialist, dies at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith, aged 62.
Art and scienceDan Leno, creator of the Pantomine Dame, is signed to Drury Lane theatre company, where he stays for sixteen years, playing some of the best known Pantomine characters.
Henry Ford builds his first gasoline-powered car. Running on four bicycle wheels it was dubbed the 'Quadricycle'; its success contributed to the founding of the Ford Motor Company in 1903.
InternationalThe first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, organised by the International Olympic Committee, formed in Paris in 1894. Events included athletics, cycling, weightlifting and wrestling, with around fourteen nations competing.
Rhodes resigns as Cape Colony Prime Minister after refusing to repudiate Jameson for his part in the raid on the Transvaal.
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