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Vanity Fair Bells Beckett Lord Grimthorpe portrait Spy

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Vanity Fair - Lord Grimthorpe


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Original antique portrait print


Vanity Fair portrait of Sir Edmund Beckett (1816-1905). He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was called to the bar in 1841, eventually becoming a very successful litigator. He was also a noted amateur horologist and published 'Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks, Watches, and Bells' in 1850. He served as the president of the Horology Society from 1868 to 1905. He was responsible for the clock mechanism that rings the chimes of Big Ben.

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artist Spy (Sir Leslie Ward) (1851-1922)
method Chromolithograph
date 1889
size 380mm by 265mm (sheet)
SKU PT4722