'Kirby Gate' The Quorn
10 of 10 portraits of Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough
'Kirby Gate' The Quorn
by Cuthbert Bradley
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 November 1901
14 1/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (359 mm x 242 mm) paper size
Artistback to top
- Cuthbert Bradley (active 1899-1902), Cartoonist for Vanity Fair. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- (James) ('Tommy') Burns Hartopp (né James Burns) (1862-1954), Soldier and Master of the Quorn Hunt. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Arthur Coventry (1852-1925), Jockey. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Thomas Firr (1841-1902), Huntsman of the Quorn 1872-1899. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Lady Angela Selina Bianca Forbes (née St Clair-Erskine) (1876-1950), Wartime catering organiser and author; daughter of 4th Earl of Rosslyn. Sitter associated with 2 portraits. Identify
- (James) Walter Keyte (1862-1948), Farmer and huntsman. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale (1857-1944), Sportsman; son of 3rd Earl of Lonsdale. Sitter in 32 portraits. Identify
- Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough (1871-1934), Under-Secretary for the Colonies. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Mary Theresa Olivia ('Daisy') (née Cornwallis-West), Princess of Pless (1873-1943), Wife of 15th Prince of Pless; daughter of William Cornwallis-West. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
- Frances Evelyn ('Daisy') Greville (née Maynard), Countess of Warwick (1861-1938), Society beauty and socialist writer; wife of 5th Earl of Warwick. Sitter associated with 42 portraits. Identify
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Events of 1901back to top
Current affairsQueen Victoria dies on 23 January. She is succeeded to the throne by her son, Prince Edward, aged 60, who reigned until his death in 1910. The census results of this year show the huge changes that took place in Britain during her reign, revealing that the population of Britain had doubled in the past 50 years, to 38 million.
Art and scienceThe start of Pablo Picasso's Blue Period, in which he produces a series of paintings dominated by the colour blue and melancholic mood. Significantly, the period marks the transition in Picasso's style from classicism to abstract art.
Beatrix Potter privately publishes The Tale of Peter Rabbit after it is rejected by six publishers.
InternationalThe six colonies of Australia become a federation, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia remains a Commonwealth Realm. This year Australia also passes the Immigration Restriction Act, which limits immigration to Australia and forms the basis of the White Australia policy, a collection of historical legislation and policies designed to restrict non-white immigration to Australia between 1830-1973, although reforms against the policy were introduced in the 1940s.
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