Portrait of Lord Auckland

Portrait of Lord Auckland © National Railway Museum

Portrait of Lord Auckland © National Railway Museum

This portrait is in the collection of the National Railway Museum. Thoughts on the artist’s identity would be appreciated – please use the ‘add a comment’ facility below.

Painting, oil on canvas
Portrait of Lord Auckland, Director (1863-1884) and Deputy Chairman, Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (1884-1890). 766 x 636mm

Lord Auckland was Director (representing MS&LR) of the Sheffield & Midland Joint Lines and Director (representing MS&LR) of the West Riding & Grimsby Railway. A note in the accession register says presented [to the sitter/railway company?] by Sir Edward William 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) (1976-9402).

Possible representation in the NPG collection.

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