1 of 104 portraits of Joe Chamberlain
by Sydney Prior Hall
4 1/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. (105 mm x 132 mm)
Given by the artist's son, Harry Reginald Holland Hall, 1929
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- Joseph ('Joe') Chamberlain (1836-1914), Industrialist and politician; MP for Birmingham. Sitter in 104 portraits.
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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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