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John Ramsay McCulloch (1789-1864): C.909-2016

Object information

Awaiting location update


John Ramsay McCulloch (1789-1864)


Copeland (Manufacturer)
Unidentified (Sculptor)


Bust rests on a book stamped 'COMMERCIAL DICTIONARY'


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: 23.4 cm
Length: 12.7 cm
Width: 9.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Production date: AD 1866

Components of the work

Base Length 12.7 cm Width 9.6 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I.R. McMULLOCH
  • Location: Below bust to front
  • Method of creation: Marked
  • Type: Title
  • Text: SP / 1866 / COPELAND
  • Location: Reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Marked
  • Type: Maker's name

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.909-2016
Primary reference Number: 215911
Old number: 353
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 25 May 2017 Updated: Tuesday 28 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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