J. Chamberlain [autograph facsimile.]
London, Published by Speaight Limited, 157 New Bond Street. Copyright Registered. [n.d., c.1900.]
Photogravure on india laid paper, 500 x 380mm. 19¾ x 15". A fine impression.
Joseph ('Joe') Chamberlain (1836 - 1914), Industrialist and politician, social reformer, and mayor of Birmingham 1873–5, reading a book in his library or study. Chamberlain was president of the Board of Trade in Gladstone’s second cabinet, 1880-5; resigned from cabinet in 1886 over Home Rule; secretary of state for colonies under Lord Salisbury and A.J. Balfour, 1895-1903, notably during Boer War; resigned and campaigned for tariff reform, 1903-6. 'Speaight Ltd' blindstamp upper left, numbered '49' in pencil.
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