Deputation to Lord Salisbury
Deputation to Lord Salisbury
possibly by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1899
11 1/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. (286 mm x 363 mm) paper size
Given by Pepys Whiteley, 1964
Artistback to top
- Harry Furniss (1854-1925), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 435 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Alexander Hugh Bruce, 6th Baron Balfour of Burleigh (1849-1921), Statesman. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Mr Barrett (active 1899), Politician (associated with Grimsby). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Sir Edwin Birbeck (active 1899), Politician. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Mr Hellier (active 1899), Politician. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- C. Mearns (active 1899), Politician (associated with Aberdeen). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Charles Thomson Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie of Dundee (1838-1906), Politician, President of the Board of Trade and businessman. Sitter in 13 portraits. Identify
- Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903), Prime Minister; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter associated with 82 portraits. Identify
Events of 1899back to top
Current affairsGeorge Nathaniel Curzon, Lord Curzon, is appointed Viceroy of India, pursuing a mixed policy of forceful control and conciliation. Curzon's inquiries into Indian administration result in legislation in areas including education, irrigation, and policing. The Board of Education is created to co-ordinate the work of higher grade elementary schools, county technical schools and endowed grammar schools, also setting up a register of teachers.
Art and scienceThe Italian Guglielmo Marconi transmits the first wireless telegraph, between France and England across the English Channel, a distance of 32 miles. Marconi's production of waves over long distances lays the foundations for the development of the radio. Later this year, Marconi demonstrates his invention in America, at the Cup yacht race, and for the American navy.
InternationalOutbreak of the second Boer war, fought between the British Empire and the two independent Boer Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. Despite a disastrous start, Britain quickly won the war, although guerilla warfare continued until 1902, leading to the introduction of concentration camps by British commander Lord Kitchener, a measure which contributes to the British public's growing disillusionment with the campaign.
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