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The (Eighth )Earl of Elgin, K.T.G.C.B.
Title The (Eighth )Earl of Elgin, K.T.G.C.B.
Accession Number C363
Museum Name Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Gallery Name NA
Object Type Painting
Main Material
Medium Engraving
Manufacturing Technique Engraved in Mezzotint
Main Artist James Faed (1821-1911) from a painting by Sir Francis Carant
Artist's Nationality Scottish
Provenance Mr D B Myers
Style European style
Dimensions 65.4x40.5cm
Brief Description Lord Elgin(1811-63) has a busy and varied career. After being in turn Governor of Justice and Governor General of Canada, he was sent in 1857 as envoy to China and Japan, and negotiated treaties with both countries. In 1862 he arrived at Calcutta as Viceroy. His period of office was cut short by his death at Dharamsala in modern Himachal Pradesh in November 1863.