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PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR AND PENCIL
13 1/4 X 7 3/4 INCHES
ILLUSTRATED: VANITY FAIR, 7 SEPTEMBER 1878, STATESMEN NO 281, 'A WHIP'
EXHIBITED: THE ILLUSTRATORS
THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION 1870-2010, NO 71
Lord Kensington, MP
William Edwardes (1835-1896) was Liberal MP for Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire during the period 1868-85. Though succeeding to the title of Baron Kensington in the Peerage of Ireland in 1872, he remained in the House of Commons, as a whip, a member of the Privy Council and, latterly, Comptroller of the Household (1880-85). Created 1st Baron Kensington in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1886, he then entered the House of Lords, and acted as its Liberal Chief Whip in 1892-96.