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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852): C.1089-2016

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)


Manufacturer: Samuel Alcock and Co.
Designer: Crowquill, Alfred
Sculptor: Abbott, G.




Seated figure


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: 28.8 cm
Length: 15.6 cm
Width: 25 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Cobridge ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Production date: AD 1852-06-18

Components of the work

Base Length 15.6 cm Width 23.1 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WW
  • Location: Top of base
  • Method of creation: Marked
  • Type: Mark
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: In ink
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1089-2016
Primary reference Number: 216105
Old number: 66
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Audit data

Created: Friday 2 June 2017 Updated: Tuesday 4 June 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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