William Cawkwell

Made:
1889
maker:
Hubert von Herkomer

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Oil painting by Sir Hubert von Herkomer CVO, RA (born as Hubert Herkomer ; 26 May 1849  31 March 1914) was a British
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Painting, oil on canvas, portrait of William Cawkwell, by Hubert Herkomer, 1889. Depicts Cawkwell, with white hair and a long beard without a moustache. He is wearing a dark suit, and is seated in a chair. His right arm is resting on an arm of the chair, his left is in his lap. At his right hand is a basket containing rolls of plans. Signed "HH 89" at left, above the rolls of drawings. Unframed. Cawkwell was joint deputy Chairman, then General Manager of the London & North Western Railway from 1858 to 1874. Commissioned by the Company for display at the Half Yearly Meeting Room at Euston, the painting cost a total of £118, (£18 for the frame, £50 for the engraving and £50 second instalment)

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1976-9395
Materials:
canvas, oil paint
Measurements:
overall; image: 1425 mm x 1115 mm x 18 mm,
type:
portrait
status:
Permanent collection

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