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Bust of Sir John Woolmore (1755-1837): M.2-1886

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Bust of Sir John Woolmore (1755-1837)


Sculptor: Chantrey, Francis Legatt




Bust of Sir John Woolmore, Deputy Master of Trinity House (1825-34). The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond was founded in 1514 to oversee traffic on the River Thames and to care for aged mariners.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Wigram

Measurements and weight

Depth: 28.0 cm
Height: 74.0 cm
Width: 58.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1886) by Wigram, Miss


19th Century, Early#
George IV or William IV
Circa 1832 CE - Circa 1833 CE


Chantrey recorded in his ledger that this bust was commissioned by 'I.H. Turner Esq. Rooks Nest' in June 1832 and was presented to his wife, Mrs Turner, in May 1833. The present bust is most likely to be a later cast, rather than the original plaster model made by Chantrey as part of the production process (current whereabouts of which unknown).

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Presented by Miss Wigram. An original cast of a bust of Sir John Woolmore by Chantrey
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1886
Primary reference Number: 29263
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1886
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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