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Sir Henry Drummond-Wolff

Ape (Carlo Pellegrini) (1839-1889)


Price
£4,500

Signed
Signed
Inscribed 'Drummond Wolf' and dated '5 Sept 74' on reverse

Medium
Watercolour

Dimensions
12 x 7 inches

Illustrated
Vanity Fair, 5 September 1874, Statesmen No 184, 'Consular Chaplains'

Exhibited
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1870-2021', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2021-January 2022, No 23

At the time of his appearance in Vanity Fair, Sir Henry Drummond-Wolff (1830-1908) had just become MP for Christchurch. He served in this role until 1880, when he became MP for Portsmouth. In 1885, he was sent to Constantinople and Egypt to negotiate as part of the Eastern Question and would serve as the British high commissioner in Egypt from 1885 to 1887.