Alexander Penrose, Baron Peckover of Wisbech, LLD, FLS, FRGS (1830-1919)

James Doyle Penrose (Mitchelstown, Dublin 1864 – Bognor Regis 1932)
National Trust Inventory Number 781641

Category Paintings
Date 1902
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1115 x 855 mm
Place of origin England
Collection Peckover House, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Peckover House, Cambridgeshire, East of England, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Alexander Peckover, Baron Peckover of Wisbech LLD, FLS, FRGS (1830-1919) by James Doyle Penrose (Mitchelstown, Dublin 1864 – Bognor Regis 1932), 1902. A three-quarter-length portrait seated, in black suit, red Cambridge LL.D gown, wearing Order (Queen Victoria’s(?) Head, suspended from ribbon of dark blue stripe between light blue). Gilt frame. Cambridge only conferred an honorary Doctorate of Law upon him in 1894, having denied him entry - presumably as a Nonconformist - many years before. Inscription on frame 'Presentation portrait of Alexander Peckover Esq, LLD, FLS, FRGS'.

Provenance

On loan from Wisbech Social Club and Institute

Marks and inscriptions

On frame: Presentation portrait of Alexander Peckover Esq, LLD, FLS, FRGS, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. Subscribed for by Trustees, Officers & Members of Wisbech Working Men's Institute in acknowledgement of services rendered. Painted by J. Doyle Penrose ARHA Feb 1902.

Makers and roles

James Doyle Penrose (Mitchelstown, Dublin 1864 – Bognor Regis 1932), artist

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Record Status

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