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Lord George Bentinck (1802-48): C.3-1973

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Lord George Bentinck (1802-48)


Factory: Copeland
Sculptor: d'Orsay, Alfred, Comte (After)




Parian porcelain, slip-cast. The sitter faces front with his head turned slightly to his left. The bust is inscribed on the back, 'Count d'Orsay/Sculpt 1848', and is attached to the socle by a screw.


History note: From the collection of A.N.L. Mumby, Litt D. , Cambridge, (no. P10 in collection)

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 24 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1973-03-15) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


19th Century, Mid#
Victoria I
Production date: circa AD 1848


From the late 1840s Parian replaced biscuit porcelain as the most fashionable material for ceramic busts. Copeland and Garrett are usually given the credit for introducing a new porcellaneous body which had a close resemblance to marble, and was suitable for the slip casting process. Although Copeland called their invention 'statuary porcelain', it soon became generally known as Parian, the name chosen for the Minton equivalent.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Socle Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting : Parian porcelain, slip cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: COPELAND
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 'Count d'Orsay/Sculpt 1848'
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1973
Primary reference Number: 137165
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 September 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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