London, South Kensington
25 February 2009
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.)
Rt Hon. Viscount Harcout; Christie's, London, 11 June 1948, lot 113 (4 gns to Sheerman).
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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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