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Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841-1917) British Agent & Consul-General in Egypt

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Egypt
    City: Cairo
    Place: British Embassy

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

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  • About the artist
    Samuel Melton Fisher was born in London and educated at Dulwich College, in France, at the Royal Academy Schools of Art, London (where he was awarded a gold medal and a travelling scholarship) and also as a pupil of French painter Bonaffé, in Paris. Fisher then spent ten years working in Italy. He exhibited portraits and Italian genre scenes at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Grosvenor Gallery, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters between 1878 and 1940, from residences in Venice and London. He was elected a full Royal Academician in 1924. He died in Camberly at the age of 83. His son, Stafani Melton Fisher also became a portrait painter.
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  • Details
    Title
    Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841-1917) British Agent & Consul-General in Egypt
    Date
    1928
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 126.00 cm, width: 87.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the Earl of Cromer, 1928
    GAC number
    0/759