Vanity Fair Military Print - Rupert Guinness 1905
Title: Hon.Rupert Guinness , 'Rupert'
Date: 9th November 1905.
Description: Chromolithograph print by Spy.
Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh KG CB CMG VD ADC FRS DL (29 March 1874 – 14 September 1967) was an Anglo-Irish businessman, politician, oarsman and philanthropist. Born in London, he was the eldest son of Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh. He served as the twentieth Chancellor of the University of Dublin from 1927 to 1963, succeeding his father who was Chancellor between 1908 and 1927.
Educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1900 he served in the Boer War with the Irish Hospital Corps. He won the Unionist MP 1908–1910 for the East End constituency of Haggerston constituency from the Liberals in a 1908 by-election, losing the seat in 1910 and from 1912 to 1927 was MP for Southend.
He served as a captain in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and was commanding officer of HMS President (London Division RNVR) from 1903 until 1920. In 1927 he succeeded his father as Earl of Iveagh and chairman of the family brewing business in Dublin and for thirty-five years directed its consolidation at home and its expansion abroad with the establishment of Guinness breweries in London, Nigeria and Malaya.
Image size: 370 x 210mm
14.5 x 8.25" approx.
Order No. military-guinness