Portrait of the Earl of Yarborough
This portrait is in the collection of the National Railway Museum. Thoughts on the artist’s identity would be appreciated – please use the comment facility below.
Painting, oil on canvas
Portrait of the Earl of Yarborough, Chairman, Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway, 1847-1860. 1860. 892 mm x 557 mm
Note in the accession register says presented [to the sitter/railway company?] by Sir Edward W. Watkin, Bart, MP. Watkin (1819-1901) was a prominent railway promoter and mayor of Manchester. The painting was acquired by the Museum of British Transport, Clapham in 1951 from British Railways Eastern Region (Mr Lyle) (1976-9405).