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Bust of William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806), Statesman and Prime Minister: M.1-1822

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Titles

Bust of William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806), Statesman and Prime Minister

Maker(s)

After Garrard, George

Description

Posthumous portrait bust of the English politician, William Pitt the Younger. Plaster, cast. The sitter's head is turned, facing and looking slightly left. He wears an overcoat and waistcoat with jabot and neck-cloth, and a gown of (?) the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Inscribed along the terminating edge of the gown: 'The Rt. Honble. William Pitt', and 'G. Garrard/fecit May 30 (?) 1808'. At the time of his death in 1806, Pitt was in office for his third term as Prime Minister.

Legal notes

Given by George Garrard, ARA

Measurements and weight

Height: 78.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1822-03-26) by Garrard, George

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1808

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base Height 10.5 cm

Materials used in production

Plaster

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'The Rt. Honble. William Pitt', and 'G. Garrard/fecit May 30 (?) 1808'
  • Location: On front, along gown
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1822
Primary reference Number: 29233
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1822
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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