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Bust of Henry Wilkinson Cookson (1810-1876), Master of Peterhouse, 1847: M.1-1878

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bust of Henry Wilkinson Cookson (1810-1876), Master of Peterhouse, 1847


Sculptor: Woolner, Thomas




White marble bust. The sitter is turned, facing and looking towards the front. He is bare-headed, bald, with hair in thick locks at the back and side-whiskers. He is undraped.

Legal notes

Given to the University by the Subscribers

Measurements and weight

Height: 67.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1878) by Cambridge University Subscribers


19th Century, Late#
Victoria I
Production date: dated AD 1877


Posthumous memorial

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

White marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : White marble

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T.WOOLNER. SC./LONDON.1877
  • Location: To the left
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: H.W.COOKSON. S.T.P.
  • Location: On the base along the front
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1878
Primary reference Number: 30933
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1878
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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