Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th duke of Devonshire (1868-1938), politician and Governor-General of Canada

  • 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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    People
    Cavendish, Victor Christian William, 9th Duke of Devonshire
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    Materials & Techniques
    chine collé, photogravure
  • Details
    Title
    Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th duke of Devonshire (1868-1938), politician and Governor-General of Canada
    Date
    Medium
    Photogravure with chine collé
    Dimensions
    height: 72.00 cm, width: 51.70 cm
    Acquisition
    acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, at unknown date
    Inscription
    below image, bl: de László
    Provenance
    Probably acquired by or for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, c.1990s
    GAC number
    18374