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The Terrace, 1909

Photo credit: Parliamentary Art Collection

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Some of Milly Childers' commissions probably resulted from political connections; her father, Hugh Culling Eardley Childers, was Chancellor of the Exchequer (1882–1885) and Home Secretary (1886). This commission was completed in 1909 and is a group portrait of various Members of Parliament and Sir David Erskine, the Serjeant at Arms, relaxing on the Members' Terrace overlooking the Thames. Included in the portrait; Keir Hardie (leaning on the parapet), Norman Lamont (second from the right), Sir Benjamin Stone (bearded and in a top hat) who later photographed the artist with her work on the terrace.

Date

1909

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 102 x W 127 cm

Accession number

WOA 3439

Work type

Painting


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Parliamentary Art Collection

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