Lord Randolph Churchill
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Lord Randolph Churchill
by Phil May
pen and ink
5 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. (130 mm x 98 mm)
Given by Marion Harry Spielmann, 1939
Sitterback to top
- Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill (1849-1895), Politician; Secretary of State for India and MP for Woodstock and Paddington South. Sitter in 36 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Philip William ('Phil') May (1864-1903), Cartoonist and silhouette artist. Artist of 20 portraits, Sitter in 15 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 123
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