Sir Henry Church Maxwell Lyte (1848-1940) archivist and historian; Keeper of Public Records

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • 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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    Lyte, Sir Henry Churchill Maxwell
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Sir Henry Church Maxwell Lyte (1848-1940) archivist and historian; Keeper of Public Records
    Date
    1933
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 61.50 cm, width: 51.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by S Maxwell Lyte, January 1964
    Inscription
    bl: Melton Fisher 1933
    Provenance
    Gift from the sitter's grandson to the Public Record Office 1964
    GAC number
    8374