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Sir William Vernon Harcourt

15 of 54 portraits of Sir William Vernon Harcourt

Sir William Vernon Harcourt, by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope, 1904 - NPG 6212 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir William Vernon Harcourt

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1904
50 in. x 40 in. (1270 mm x 1016 mm)
Purchased, 1993
Primary Collection
NPG 6212


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  • 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.

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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.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D35329: Sir William Vernon Harcourt (source portrait)

Linked publicationsback to top

  • 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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