C1901

[The Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Evered Webster, Bart., First Lord Alverstone]

Artist:

Percy Frederick Seaton Spence (1868 - 1933)

Portrait of Lord Alverstone who became chief Justice of England and as Attorney General was associated with the passing of the Commonwealth Enabling Act. This act set out how the new federation would be established. From Britain’s Austral Empire: Portraits … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[The Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Evered Webster, Bart., First Lord Alverstone]

Date:

C1901

Artist:

Percy Frederick Seaton Spence (1868 - 1933)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Photogravure

Image Size: 

140mm 
x 200mm
AUTHENTICITY
[The Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Evered Webster, Bart., First Lord Alverstone] - Antique Print from 1901

Genuine antique
dated:

1901

Description:

Portrait of Lord Alverstone who became chief Justice of England and as Attorney General was associated with the passing of the Commonwealth Enabling Act. This act set out how the new federation would be established. From Britain’s Austral Empire: Portraits of the Statesmen and Officials Concerned in the Work of Establishing the Commonwealth of Australia.

Artist:

Percy Frederick Seaton Spence (1868-1933)

Painter, illustrator and cartoonist, was born on 14 December 1868 at Balmain, Sydney. He was raised in Fiji. By 1888 he was back in Sydney taking lessons at the Art Society of NSW. He was a foundation member of its Sketch Club in 1888 and exhibited with it. Spence worked as an illustrator for the Daily Telegraph, the Sydney Mail, the Illustrated Sydney News, Queensland Punch and especially the Sydney Bulletin. He also contributed illustrations to the Town and Country Journal. 

Back at London in 1895, Spence joined the Chelsea Arts Club and contributed work to Black and White and The Graphic. Later he drew for the Sphere, Illustrated London News, Punch, Harpur’s Monthly, Ludgate Monthly, Pall Mall Magazine and Windsor Magazine. 

Spence and family returned to Sydney in 1905-6. His oil painting, Australian Fleet entering Sydney Harbour 1913, was purchased for the Royal collection. Like Tom Roberts, Spence served with the RAMC during WWI. He died in 1933.

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