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He was Andover’s mayor in 1870 and 1871. In 1871 he was to represent the town at the International Exhibition in London. Unhappy to be seen wearing the existing, poor quality mayoral chain, he commissioned a new one and presented it to the Borough. In the picture he is wearing the new mayoral chain.
This portrait by Henry Grant was paid for by public subscription. Gue died before its completion.
Alderman William Gue (1800–1877)
oil on canvas
H 200 x W 180 cm (E)