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Sir William Goscombe John (1860-1952)
FILDES, Sir Luke (1844 - 1927)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 67.6 x 55.2 cm
Acquired: 1953; Gift; Mrs Luke Fildes
Accession Number: NMW A 2566
Sir Luke Fildes's son, also named Luke, married Goscombe John's daughter Muriel, who gave this portrait to the Museum after the sculptor's death. The Museum had been reluctant to take it initially, having six other portraits of him already in the collection. Muriel wrote of her disappointment because 'it is the only one, for the last 40 years, that is really a likeness of my father'.