Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram (1858-1946), Bishop of London
Sitter associated with 38 portraits
Ordained into the Church of England in 1884. In 1901 he was appointed Bishop of London, a post that he held for thirty-eight years. He attracted controversy through his tireless advocacy of Britain's cause during World War I, describing it as a 'great crusade to defend the weak against the strong'. His skill at public speaking made him a successful recruiter of volunteers early in the war; later he encouraged his own younger clergy to enlist as combatants. He also toured and preached on the Western Front and the Grand Fleet. In London he chaired the Public Morality Council, working closely with police to close down brothels, clean up public parks, and oppose 'offensive' plays and birth control propaganda.
by Sydney Prior Hall
watercolour, published in The Graphic 13 December 1902
by John Henry Frederick Bacon
oil on canvas, 1903