Lord Francis Leveson-Gower - 1845 Watercolour, Castle Klam, Austria
DescriptionLord Francis Leveson-Gower - Original 1845 Watercolour. Inscribed in pencil 'Clam' In fine condition.
Size: 25.2 x 17.2cm (9.9" x 6.8")
Lord Francis Leveson-Gower (1800-1857, later became Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere) was a British politician, writer, traveller and patron of the arts. Ellesmere Island, a major island (10th in size among global islands) in Nunavut, the Canadian Arctic, was named after him. He served as president of the Royal Geographical Society and as president of the Royal Asiatic Society (1849–1852), and he was a trustee of the National Gallery. He also initiated the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, by donating the Chandos portrait of Shakespeare. Sulis Fine Art historian Olivia Nicholls has written an Artist Spotlight piece on Lord Francis Leveson-Gower which can be read here Mostly stuck down, some are signed, the album approx. 38 x 29 cm overall. Provenance: Leveson-Gower, thence by descent, Egerton Please click here for all of our pictures from the Egerton estate.
|Artist||Lord Francis Leveson-Gower|
|Dimensions||25.2 x 17.2cm|
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