A wonderful depiction in copper this piece measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" in the original wooden frame. It has a very old newspaper clipping on the back regarding the death of Mr Henry Powell who was the gardener for the Chamberlain family for 53 years and who grew the orchids that Chamberlain was renowned for wearing in his lapel.Joseph Chamberlain was born on the 8 July 1836 and died 2 July 1914 and was an influential British businessman, politician, and statesman. In his early years Chamberlain was a radically minded Liberal Party member, a campaigner for educational reform, and President of the Board of Trade. He later became a Liberal Unionist in alliance with the Conservative Party and was appointed Colonial Secretary. At the end of his career he led the tariff reform campaign. Despite never becoming Prime Minister, he is regarded as one of the most important British politicians of the late 19th century and early 20th century, as well as a colourful character and renowned orator. Chamberlain was the father of Sir Austen Chamberlain and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. A nice historical piece.
Item ID: 7823
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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