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Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Photo credit: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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This fine portrait is something of a mystery. The identity of the sitter and how it came to Lewis are not known. Lord Leverhulme is perhaps a reasonable guess as the person who brought the painting to Lewis during his short time as owner of the island (1918–1923). Lord Leverhulme had a keen interest in the arts and was a great collector. Herkomer was a fashionable and highly regarded artist of his day.

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oil on canvas


H 141.8 x W 111.8 cm

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Museum nan Eilean

Lews Castle, Stornoway, Western Isles HS2 0XP Scotland

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