David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1863-1945) Prime Minister

Sir William Goscombe John (1860 - 1952)

Bronze bust on granite base

1921

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Image of David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1863-1945) Prime Minister
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Greece
    City: Athens
    Place: British Embassy

    This small sculpture is a study for William Goscombe John's eight-foot bronze statue of David Lloyd George, commissioned in 1921 for Castle Square in Caernarvon by the town's mayor. Other versions of this bust are at Llanystumdwy in Wales and at the Imperial War Museum in London. Lloyd George entered Parliament in 1890 as Liberal MP for Caernarvon. He was President of the Board of Trade and Chancellor of the Exchequer before becoming Prime Minister in 1916. He led a coalition government during the final years of the First World War and was instrumental in the peace negotiations at Versailles in 1919. His later years in office were marked by economic slumps and the question of Irish independence. This bronze portrait was made in 1921, not long before his resignation as Prime Minister a year later.

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    Materials & Techniques
    granite, bronze, Bronze bust, base
  • Details
    Title
    David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1863-1945) Prime Minister
    Date
    1921
    Medium
    Bronze bust on granite base
    Dimensions
    height: 36.00 cm, width: 24.00 cm, depth: 25.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, July 1999
    Provenance
    Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (grandson of the sitter)
    GAC number
    17398