© estate of Richard George Mathews / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Richard George Mathews
16 7/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (428 mm x 295 mm) uneven
Sitterback to top
- Dame Marie Louise Cecilie Emma Albani (née Lajeunesse) (1847-1930), Soprano. Sitter in 12 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Edwardian Stage and Society: Sketches by R. G Mathews (2 September 2008 - 22 March 2009)
Events of 1905back to top
Current affairsFollowing turmoil over the issue of Free Trade, Balfour resigns and calls an election, believing that the Liberals will be defeated. However, he is mistaken and Henry Campbell-Bannerman replaces him as the Liberal government Prime Minister.
The foundation of the Ulster Unionist Council, established to campaign against Home Rule, marks the birth of the Ulster Unionist party in Northern Ireland with the Duke of Abercorn as the first elected president.
Art and scienceThe Bloomsbury group of artists and intellectuals begin to hold informal gatherings at the home of Vanessa and Virginia Stephen. The group includes the artist Duncan Grant, biographer Lytton Strachey, and the art critics Clive Bell and Roger Fry.
The German theoretical physicist Albert Einstein has his 'annus mirabilis', publishing groundbreaking papers on the nature of light and motion, including his relation of mass and energy in the equation e = mc2.