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Lord Ronald Charles Sutherland Leveson-Gower
(August 2, 1845 - March 9, 1916) Scotland

Ronald Gower



Ronald GowerRonald Charles Gower was the youngest son of the second Duke of Sutherland. He did not marry.

Gower was a sculptor, politician, author and art critic. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was known as homosexual during his life. Amongst his relationships we can count John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, William Morton Fullerton. At Oxford, Oscar Wilde became a close friend of the homosexual aesthete Lord Ronald Gower, who he represented in Dorian Gray.

Gower was M.P. for Sutherland from 1867 to 1874. In the 1870s he was based at the Picture Gallery, Stafford House, St James, and at St James's Palace from 1881 to 1909. His London residence was 27 Trebovir Road, Earl's Court, S.W. His permanent residence was Hammerfield Penshurst, Kent. He was a member of The Arts Club from 1873 to 1880, and was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.


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