Rufus Isaacs (1860–1935), 1st Marquess of Reading

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An advocate, Attorney-General in 1910 and Lord Chief Justice from 1913 to 1921. Isaacs entered Parliament as Liberal MP for Reading in 1904 and was created Baron in 1914, serving as Ambassador and High Commissioner in the United States from 1918 to 1919, Viceroy of India from 1921 to 1926 and Foreign Secretary in Ramsay Macdonald's National Government in 1931.

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Rufus Isaacs (1860–1935), 1st Marquess of Reading






H 43.2 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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donated by the artist's husband, Lord Kennet, 1948

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