William Henry O'Shea; Charles Arthur Russell, 1st Baron Russell of Killowen

1 portrait of William Henry O'Shea

William Henry O'Shea; Charles Arthur Russell, 1st Baron Russell of Killowen, by Sydney Prior Hall, published in The Graphic Special Number 11 March 1889 - NPG 2251 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Henry O'Shea; Charles Arthur Russell, 1st Baron Russell of Killowen

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic Special Number 11 March 1889
9 7/8 in. x 14 in. (252 mm x 357 mm)
Given by the artist's son, Harry Reginald Holland Hall, 1928
Primary Collection
NPG 2251


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  • Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922), Portrait painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 152 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Parnell watches as his counsel, Sir Charles Russell, cross-examines O'Shea. Captian O'Shea , whose evidence gave strong support to The Times case, was a bitter political enemy of Parnell and the husband of his mistress. In December, 1889, O'Shea named Parnell as co-respondent in divorce proceedings which finally led to Parnell's downfall.

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