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Sir John Simon (1818-97): C.985-2016

Object information

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Sir John Simon (1818-97)


Sculptor: Goss, William Henry
Artist: Hancock, Robert (After)




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: 17.8 cm
Length: 12.2 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Base Length 5.9 cm Width 6 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: From the drawing by Hancock (1796)/ Copyright [mark] Art directs / W. H. Goss / Stoke-on-Trent / March 30, 18 [...] [stamped]
  • Location: Reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Marked
  • Type: Maker's name

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.985-2016
Primary reference Number: 215997
Old number: 443
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Tuesday 30 May 2017 Updated: Monday 3 June 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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