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    Sale 5879

    Victorian & Traditionalist Art

    25 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 803

    Sir Francis Grant, P.R.A. (1803-1878)

    Portrait of Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bart. MP (1806-1863), half-length

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    Sir Francis Grant, P.R.A. (1803-1878)
    Portrait of Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bart. MP (1806-1863), half-length
    with copy inscription 'George Cornewall Lewis/Francis Grant/Pint/1849' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    30½ x 25½ in. (76.8 x 64.8 cm.)


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    Politician and journalist and writer, Sir George Cornewall Lewis served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Lord Palmerston's government, later becoming Home Secretary and finally Secretary of State for War.

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    Provenance

    Rt Hon. Viscount Harcout; Christie's, London, 11 June 1948, lot 113 (4 gns to Sheerman).