The (Eighth )Earl of Elgin, K.T.G.C.B.
|Title||The (Eighth )Earl of Elgin, K.T.G.C.B.|
|Museum Name||Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata|
|Manufacturing Technique||Engraved in Mezzotint|
|Main Artist||James Faed (1821-1911) from a painting by Sir Francis Carant|
|Provenance||Mr D B Myers|
|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.|