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George Stephenson (1781-1848): C.995-2016

Object information

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George Stephenson (1781-1848)


Manufacturer: Wedgwood
Sculptor: Wyon, Edward William




History note: Unknown before G.D.V. Glynn; 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: 38.6 cm
Length: 26.3 cm
Width: 17.3 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Victoria I
Production date: AD 1858-06-12

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Length 13.5 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Hand carved
  • Type: Maker's name

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.995-2016
Primary reference Number: 216011
Old number: 113
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 31 May 2017 Updated: Tuesday 1 October 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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