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GUEST FREDERICK: (1875-1937) British Politician, Chief Whip of David Lloyd George's Coalition Liberal Party 1917-21 who also served as Secretary of State for Air 1921-22. Guest, a first cousin of Winston Churchill, won the Bronze Medal with the British polo team in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. An unusual, large vintage signed and inscribed 11.5 x 14.5 photograph, the image being a reproduction of a painting of Guest by artist Olive Snell depicting him seated in a half length profile pose wearing his racing silks. Signed by Guest to the lower photographer's mount in dark fountain pen ink and inscribed to his chauffeur, Jack Harrison. Additionally annotated 'Templeton 1919 to 1927, France 1914, East Africa 1915 to 17' in his hand. Framed and glazed in the original black wooden frame to an overall size of 12.5 x 15.5. About VG Olive Snell (1888-1962) English Artist, known for her portraiture. An official War Artist, Snell completed portraits of Battle of Britain pilots during World War II.

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