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Charles Stewart Parnell

(1846-1891), Politican; land reform agitator and the founder and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party

Sitter in 15 portraits
Leader of the Irish party in the House of Commons, and a passionate advocate of Irish home rule, his relationship with Mrs O'Shea finally destroyed his career.



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Craig Broadfield

08 July 2016, 20:43

I have a triple portrait of CS Parnell, Lord Sailsbury and Gladstone. When viewed from the from the portrait of Sailsbury can be seen, when viewed from the left, Gladstone is visible and when viewed from the right, Parnell is visible. The picture is layed over with verticals strips of card? which are approx 10mm high like shutters at right angle to the base portrait of Lord Salisbury. The left and right sides of these "slats" are painted with the images of the other two dignitaries. Is there a particular name for this type of picture? The portrait of Parnell has him wearing a green tie/kravat and a gold and pearl oval tie pin. This appears in a known portrait of him dated c1885. The paper that the base image is painted? On has a pebbled-type surface. Any information you may be able to assist me with regarding this politically motivated triple portrait would be greatly appreciated.

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