John Singer Sargent

George Francis Milne, 1st Baron Milne, 1866 - 1948. Field-Marshal (Study for portrait in General Officers of World War I, 1914 - 1918)

About this artwork

Born in Aberdeen, Milne entered the army at the age of nineteen and rose to the rank of Colonel by 1905, serving in South Africa and in the Sudan. On the outbreak of the First World War, Milne commanded the 4th Divisional Artillery but was later promoted to the command of the 27th Division. He was Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1926-33, and was made Field Marshal in 1928. This painting is a study for a large group portrait by Sargent called 'General Officers of World War I'.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    George Francis Milne, 1st Baron Milne, 1866 - 1948. Field-Marshal (Study for portrait in General Officers of World War I, 1914 - 1918)
  • date created:
    1920 - 1922
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    56.00 x 40.70 cm (framed: 65.20 x 49.90 x 4.30cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1925
  • accession number:
    PG 1012
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
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John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent