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"Candidate for Chelsea" 9th Earl of Kintore (Image plate from Vanity Fair)

1880
Sir Leslie Ward

chromolithograph on paper (sheet: 37.5 cm x 25.5 cm)

Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore (1852–1930) was governor of South Australia from 1889 to 1895. Edinburgh-born and Eton and Cambridge-educated, he succeeded his father as Earl of Kintore in 1880 and held positions at court and in the House of Lords before being appointed to the South Australian post. Kintore is said to have been the first South Australian governor to travel extensively in the colony, and among the various journeys he made was a trip from Darwin to Adelaide following the route of the overland telegraph line in 1891. On returning to England in 1895, he resumed his post of lord-in-waiting to Queen Victoria and served in the same role under Edward VII until 1905. He was deputy-speaker of the House of Lords from 1913.

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Artist and subject

Sir Leslie Ward (age 29 in 1880)

Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer (age 28 in 1880)

Subject professions

Government and leadership

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Vanity fair

Magazine article by Ashleigh Wadman, 2012

Ashleigh Wadman rediscovers the Australian characters represented with a kindly touch by the British portrait artist Leslie Ward for the society magazine Vanity Fair.

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