The Earl of Carlisle

Object Number: 
1856.3
Date: 
1851
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 56 x 44 in. ( 142.2 x 111.8 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "D. Huntington 1851"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, who succeeded as the seventh Earl of Carlisle in 1848, became a member of Parliament in 1826. He served as Irish Secretary under Lord Melbourne from 1835 to 1841, and in 1855 became Viceroy of Ireland, an office he held without interrupton until 1864. From 1850 to 1852 he was chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and it was as such that he was painted by Huntington.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, pp. 369-70. Gilchrist, Agnes, "Daniel Huntington, portrait painter over seven decades," Antiques, 87 (June 1965) pp. 91-3.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group