1 portrait of Madge Kendal
by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1882
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Sitterback to top
- Dame Madge Kendal (née Margaret Shafto Robertson, later Grimston) (1848-1935), Actress; wife of William Hunter Kendal. Sitter in 44 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Alexander Bassano (1829-1913), Photographer. Artist associated with 2806 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Events of 1882back to top
Current affairsThe Ashes Test cricket series is born. The series gets its name from a satirical obituary published in the English newspaper The Sporting Times, stating that English cricket had died and its cremated body was being taken back to Australia, after England, with batsmen W. G. Grace and Charles Studd, lost the first home match to Australia at the Oval.
The Married Women's Property Act is passed, securing equal property rights between married couples.