© National Portrait Gallery, London
Philip Edward Morrell; King George VI
by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, February 1923
5 7/8 in. x 4 in. (150 mm x 101 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
- King George VI (1895-1952), Reigned 1936-52. Sitter associated with 515 portraits.
- Philip Edward Morrell (1870-1943), Politician; husband of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Sitter associated with 191 portraits, Artist associated with 340 portraits.
- Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell. Artist associated with 1715 portraits, Sitter associated with 596 portraits.
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