7 of 99 portraits of Joe Chamberlain
by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, 1890s or 1900s?
6 1/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. (159 mm x 85 mm)
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- Joseph ('Joe') Chamberlain (1836-1914), Industrialist and politician; MP for Birmingham. Sitter associated with 99 portraits.
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- Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') (1844-1925), Cartoonist and journalist. Artist associated with 135 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
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One of the dominating political personalities of the period, Chamberlain was a favourite subject of Gould's who recorded the twists and turns of his career in numerous caricatures. Chamberlain is reputed to have sent Gould a photograph of himself inscribed 'From the real Chamberlain to the author of the fictitious Chamberlain'.