© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Elliott Burns
by Reginald Haines Click on the links below to find out more
bromide print, circa 1913
7 7/8 in. x 6 in. (201 mm x 151 mm) image size
Given by family of John Burns, 1943
- John Elliott Burns (1858-1943), Trade unionist and Liberal politician; MP for Battersea. Sitter in 30 portraits.
- Reginald Haines (active 1900-1910s), Photographer. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
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