Studies made in the House of Lords
Lavery, John R. H.; painter; British artist, 1856-1941
See production note.
Sketch for Lavery's painting, showing Lord Morley in the act of speaking, painted in 1922, is at Glasgow (Art Gallery and Museum, no. 1544).
oil paint; medium
oil on canvas
height, 30.6, cm
width, 25.4, cm
given; 1922; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Bought from the artist
This is one of at least three preparatory sketches of heads for the painting representing Viscount Morley moving the address in the House of Lords on 14 December 1921 in reply to a speech from the Throne opening a special session of parliament to consider proposals for the establishment of the Irish Free State. The large finished picture, which shows Lord Morley in the act of speaking, was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1921 and is now in Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum (no. 1544).
signature; lower right; J. Lavery
Paintings and Drawings by Contemporary British Artists. 1922
Venue: Grosvenor Galleries, London
Catalogue number: 43, 44 or 45
Goodison, J. W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 148
, The Fitzwilliam Museum1923. Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Fourteenth Annual Report, 1922.Cambridge (Cambs.):
Object Number: 1072
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
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