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The Honourable Charles Spencer Bateman Hanbury Kincaid-Lennox 'Charlie'

Spy (Sir Leslie Ward) (1851-1922)



Watercolour and bodycolour with pencil

12 ½ x 7 inches

Thomas Gibson Bowles;
The John Franks Collection

Vanity Fair, 7 July 1883, Men of the Day no 288, 'Charlie'

Chris Beetles & Alexander Beetles (eds.) Portraits of Vanity Fair: The Charles Sigety Collection, London: Chris Beetles Ltd, 2023, page 63

'Vanity Fair 1869-1914', Church Farm House Museum, Hendon, September-December 1983;
'Portraits of Vanity Fair: The Charles Sigety Collection', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, October-November 2023, no 30

Charles Spencer Bateman-Hanbury-Kincaid-Lennox (1827-1912) was a Conservative politician who sat as MP for Herefordshire between 1852 and 1857, and for Leominster from 1858 to 1865. Known as Charles Bateman-Hanbury until 1862, he assumed, along with his wife, by Royal license the additional surnames of Kincaid-Lennox in accordance with his father-in-law's will.

“The Hanburys having assumed the name of Bateman and been promoted to the peerage, Mr Charles Hanbury, being a younger son, after having been at Eton and gotten for himself a fellowship of All Souls College, was left to earn distinction for himself. So, after fourteen years, he changed his fellowship of All Souls for a fellowship in matrimony, and assumedthe names of Kincaid-Lennox which were those originally borne by his wife. His friends however know him as ‘Charlie’.

He is a man of five-and-fifty, of facts, of humour, of energy, and of sound Conservative opinions. At five-and-twenty he stood for the county of Hereford, and, after a six months’ contest, turned out the late Sir George Cornwall Lewis from the seat for that county. He next sat for Leominster, and was altogether for thirteen years in the House of Commons, where he became very popular, and whither he still proposes to return. He was also for ten years in the 2nd Life Guards; he is extremely well-known; he is much liked; and he walks nineteen stone.”

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