Rufus (Rufus Daniel Isaacs, Marquess of Reading)

Leslie WardFebruary 18, 1904

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York
New York, United States

Born in London, Rufus Daniel Isaacs (1860-1935), the first Marquess of Reading, rose to prominence in Anglo-Jewish history through his achievements as a jurist and statesman. Isaacs was the first Jew to be appointed Lord Chief Justice, ambassador to the United States, and, in 1921, viceroy of India. Named Marquess of Reading upon his return to England, he later served as foreign secretary in the government of Ramsay MacDonald. Confirming his interest in Zionist affairs, Isaacs visited Palestine in 1932. In 1933 he appealed to the House of Lords concerning the persecution of the Jews in Germany.


  • Title: Rufus (Rufus Daniel Isaacs, Marquess of Reading)
  • Creator: Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ["Spy"]
  • Date Created: February 18, 1904
  • Location: England, Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: 15 5/8 × 10 1/2 in. (39.6 × 26.7 cm)
  • Type: Works on Paper
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Lithograph on paper

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