Henry Havelock Ellis
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Henry Havelock Ellis
by Henry Bishop
oil on canvas, mid-late 1890s
23 in. x 24 in. (583 mm x 610 mm)
Bequeathed by François Lafitte, 2003
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- Henry Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), Physician and psychologist. Sitter in 17 portraits.
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Henry Bishop studied at the Slade and in Paris and Brussels. He was among a group of artists from Paris who visited St Ives in the 1890s, where Havelock Ellis was living in a cottage overlooking Carbis Bay.
Events of 1890back to top
Current affairsWilliam Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, publishes In Darkest England, in which he compares the supposedly 'civilised' England with 'Darkest Africa'. A critique of the degenerate state of society, Booth also proposed social welfare schemes to alleviate the sufferings of the urban poor.
The world's first electric underground railway opens to the public in London, passing under the Thames and linking the City of London and Stockwell.
Art and scienceWilliam Morris founds the Kelmscott Press, a revival of art and craft techniques of book printing. Publications included The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896), with decorative designs and typeface by Morris and illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones.
Vincent Van Gogh dies after shooting himself in the chest in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray first appears in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine .
InternationalCecil Rhodes, organiser of the diamond-mining De Beers Consolidated Mines, becomes premier of Cape Colony as part of his expansionist aims in South Africa.
In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II dismisses Otto von Bismarck.
An international anti-slavery conference is held in Brussels, leading to the signing of a treaty by all the major maritime nations covering action to be taken against the trade in Africa and suppression of it by sea.
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