Excerpt from Sir A. Henry Layard G. C. B., D. C. L, Vol. 1 of 2: Autobiography and Letters From His Childhood Until His Appointment as H. M. Ambassador at Madrid
War of Liberation. He held office under four Liberal Administrations. He was Ambassador at Madrid during the Revol... ution of 1870-71, and at Constantinople during the russo-turkish War of 1878. In the Fine Arts, he was a frequent writer on the history of painting, and particularly of fresco; he was the moving spirit of the Arundel Society; a Trustee of the National Gallery; and will long be remembered for his efforts to revive the lost or dying art industries of Venice.
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