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Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850): C.2-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850)


Factory: Minton & Co.




Biscuit porcelain figure of Sir Robert Peel standing beside a square pedestal, holding a scroll in his right hand and placing his left on his hip.

Biscuit porcelain figure of Sir Robert Peel, slip-cast. The underside has a wide flat rim, and is closed by a sunken panel which has a very tiny ventilation hole near the rim. The shallow cylindrical base has at the back a square pedestal with a mouldings at the top and a short distance above the bottom. Sir Robert stands to the viewer's right of the pedestal, looking slightly to his left. His right leg is forward, his left hand is on his hip, and he holds a rolled up scroll in his right hand. He wears a cravat, a single-breasted waistcoat, a double-breasted, open, coat, and narrow trousers and shoes


History note: From the Collection of A.N.L. Munby, Litt. D., Cambridge (1828-1910)

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1973) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1835 - 1845

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Components of the work

Base Diameter 11.7 cm

Materials used in production

Biscuit porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Biscuit porcelain, slip-cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: script N
  • Location: On rim of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1973
Primary reference Number: 39417
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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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