Item #19828 1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of The Right Hon. Lord Cairns. The Right Hon. Lord Cairns.

1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of The Right Hon. Lord Cairns

London & Edinburgh: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1890. A good likeness in colors of Lord Cairns; lithographed from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Co.; with a facsimile signature below; paper 8 x 11" sheet approx. overall; Hugh McCalmont Cairns, first Earl Cairns (1819-1885) Lord Chancellor and lieutenant of Disraeli, 1868-1880 "... He reconciled his religion, his patriotism, and his economic beliefs in the time-honoured puritan fashion, seeing in the ‘pioneers of commerce and civilization... the Anglo-Saxon race and mainly England the bearers of [a] wondrous revelation’ (C. M. Marsh, 65). In the law, Cairns won acceptance by his unquestioned distinction: in politics he remained an outsider. A leading article on his passing did not spare his ‘limited sympathy with the feelings of ordinary English gentlemen and lack of geniality not atoned for by dialectical ability’ (The Times, 3 April 1885). No biography, excepting a very slim volume by an evangelical contemporary, exists of this, in a real sense, unworldly man. It is difficult to think of a more incongruous associate for Disraeli; but he served his party and the state conscientiously and intelligently..." (David Steele in the DNB); this image from the series of biographical portraits in "The Modern Portrait Gallery..." 1st series, by this publisher; light wear; portrait of the important British politician in very good condition. Item #19828

Price: $20.00

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