Ambrose McEvoy
W.A. Jowitt, later Earl Jowitt 1912

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Ambrose McEvoy 1878–1927
W.A. Jowitt, later Earl Jowitt
Date 1912
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1283 x 1022 mm
Acquisition Presented by Francis Howard through the National Loan Exhibitions Committee 1914
Not on display

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McEvoy studied at the Slade School with Orpen and Augustus John, and had the reputation for a fine technical skill in oils, learnt from study with Whistler. There is a contrast between his earlier, solidly painted portraits, and his later blurred and sketchy handling of paint. The portrait of W A Jowitt (1885-1957) is at a mid point between these styles. Jowitt was then a young barrister, and later became Lord Chancellor under Atlee’s 1945 Government. He was also Chairman of the Trustees of the Tate Gallery.

July 2008

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