Sir Henry George Elliot Original Vanity Fair Print
Original Vanity Fair Print Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: Ambassador to the Porte
Published: 17-Mar-1877 Signed by: SPY, Leslie Ward .
Elliot was a British diplomat. He was the second son of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 2nd Earl of Minto. He was most noted for his period as ambassador at Constantinople, and his participation in the 1876-77 Constantinople Conference. Elliot took a pro-Turkish line despite the ‘Bulgarian atrocities’. He argued in a dispatch he made on 4 September 1876 “that British interests in preventing change in the Turkish empire were ‘not affected by the question whether it was 10,000 or 20,000 persons who perished in the suppression’. As a result of the unpopularity in Britain of his pragmatism in the face of atrocities he was relocated to Vienna in 1877. He died at home (Ardington House near Wantage) in 1907
Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm. Free postage to mainland UK. Overseas buyers please contact us to agree shipping.
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