11 June 2004
Harold Speed (1872-1957)
Portrait of John Ellison McCartney, full-length, holding a football
signed and dated '.HAROLD.SPEED.1911.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
62 x 26 3/8 in. (157 x 67 cm.)
The sitter and by bequest to his godson, the present owner.
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The Ellison McCartneys were an Irish family whose seat was Clogher Park, County Tyrone. The Rt. Hon. Sir William Grey Ellison McCartney (1852-1924), possibly the sitter's father, was sometime Governor of Western Australia.
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