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Field Marshal Herbert Kitchener: C.893-2016

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Field Marshal Herbert Kitchener


Manufacturer: Robinson & Leadbeater
Sculptor: Lawton, W. C.




Although this figure bears a resemblance to Field Marshal John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852-1925), the socle is inscribed ‘KITCHENER’ for Field Marshal Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl of Kitchener (1850-1916).


History note: The estate of G. D. V. Glynn

Legal notes

Accepted by H. M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of G. D. V. Glynn, and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.9 cm
Length: 13.1 cm
Width: 8.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2016-01-25) by H.M. Government


20th Century, Early
Production date: AD 1900-02-09

Components of the work

Base Length 5.3 cm Width 5.6 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Front of socle
  • Method of creation: Marked
  • Type: Title
  • Text: R & L [inside circle] / BY W.C. LAWTON SCULPt COPYRIGHT FEB 9TH 1900
  • Location: Reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Marked
  • Type: Maker's name

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.893-2016
Primary reference Number: 215895
Old number: 323
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 25 May 2017 Updated: Monday 13 November 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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