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Lord Curzon of Kedleston
Title Lord Curzon of Kedleston
Accession Number R990-C54
Museum Name Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Gallery Name NA
Object Type Painting
Main Material
Medium Photogravure
Manufacturing Technique Photogravure reproduction
Provenance Lord Curzon of Kedleston, March 1915.
Period / Year of Work 1913
Dimensions 52.3x41cm
Brief Description Lord Curzon of Kedleston(1859-1925),Viceroy & Governor General of India, 1899-1904 & 1904-05. A photogravure reproduction of the Portrait painted for All Souls College, oxford. Autographed by Lord Curzon. George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC (11 January 1859 - 20 March 1925), known as The Lord Curzon of Kedleston between 1898 and 1911 and as The Earl Curzon of Kedleston between 1911 and 1921, was a British Conservative statesman who was the Viceroy of India and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, but who was passed over as Prime Minister in 1923 in favour of Stanley Baldwin. He was a key figure in instituting the 1905 Partition of Bengal, which led to a major political crisis for the British Empire. The Curzon Line and the Curzon Hall in Dhaka are named after him.