1st Baron Russell of Killowen
(2nd replica by John Singer Sargent 1907)
-- American painter
National Portrait Gallery, London
85.1 x 711 cm (33 1/2 x 28 in.)
Given by Memorial Committee, 1921
Jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery
Charles Arthur Russell, Baron Russell of Killowen, (b. 10 November 1832
- d. 10 August 1900) was appointed Lord Chief Justice of England and
Wales in 1894 which
(at the time) was the second-highest judge of the Courts of England and
Wales, after the Lord Chancellor. (wikipedia.org)
progression was legal counsel, then Baron Russell, and finally Lord
Sargent appears to
have been commissioned to paint two portraits -- one standing and
one sitting only a year before his death. After his death he was asked
make a copy by the "Lord Russell of Killowen Memorial Committee Fund"
in 1900 -- of the
one sitting -- this one above. The photo above
is of the replica.
This replica was then presented to the National Portrait Gallery in
original is said to still be with the family.