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

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Israel
    City: Tel Aviv
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Ellis William Roberts, portrait painter, was born in Burslem, Staffordshire. He studied at the Wedgwood Institute, Burslem and at the Minton Memorial Art School, Stoke-on-Trent. He then continued his studies at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Académie Julian in Paris. He settled in London where he exhibited in work from 1886, and died in Brighton. Described as a 'Crayon Painter' in the Royal Academy list of exhibitors, he submitted a number of society portraits to Academy shows.
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    Balfour, Arthur James, 1st Earl of Balfour
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  • Details
    Title
    Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (1848-1930) prime minister
    Date
    1892
    Medium
    Pastel on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 47.50 cm, width: 33.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Christopher Wood Gallery, June 1985
    Inscription
    sdtr
    Provenance
    Sold through Phillips, London, on 22 July 1985 (Lot 176); from which sale purchased by Christopher Wood Gallery, London; from whom purchased by the Government Picture Collection in June 1986
    GAC number
    16544