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Sir William Vernon Harcourt
by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1904
50 in. x 40 in. (1270 mm x 1016 mm)
- Sir William Vernon Harcourt (1827-1904), Lawyer, journalist and Liberal politician; MP for Oxford and Derby, Chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the British Liberal Party. Sitter in 54 portraits.
Painted just before his death, Harcourt is shown in his Chancellor's robes. The portrait is in an Italian 'Pitti Palace' revival frame favoured by the artist.
- NPG D35329: Sir William Vernon Harcourt (source portrait)
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 279
- Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 183
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