Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl Balfour (1848-1930)

Philip Alexius de László (1869 - 1937)

Black and white photograph of painting, signed by the sitter

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    Philip Alexius De László, portrait painter, was born in Budapest, where he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts from 1884 and at the National Academy of Arts from 1885. He later studied at the Royal Bavarian Academy of Art, Munich, before enrolling at the Academie Julian in Paris in 1890. De Laszlo exhibited widely in Europe, including at the Paris Salon. He received many international honours and commissions from royalty. He settled in England in 1907, the year his first one-man show was held at the Fine Art Society, and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1911. In 1914, he became a naturalised British subject, but was interned in 1917. In 1930, he became President of the Royal Society of British Artists. He died in London in 1937.
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    Materials & Techniques
    reproduction, photographic reproduction
  • Details
    Title
    Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl Balfour (1848-1930)
    Date
    Medium
    Black and white photograph of painting, signed by the sitter
    Acquisition
    Presented by Lord Rothschild, June 1909
    Inscription
    below image: Arthur James Balfour
    Provenance
    Presented to 10 Downing Street by Lord Rothschild, 1909
    GAC number
    0/20/41