A fine bust of Benjamin Disraeli with a separate socle. Unmarked but probably by Robinson and Leadbeater and dating from the last quarter of the 19th century. These busts were made in a variety of sizes and a larger version is illustrated on page 230 of The Parian Phenomenon, fig 750.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881), later 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, was a Tory (later Conservative) politician who served twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain and as Leader of the Opposition during the Whig (Liberal) Governments. Earlier roles in government included Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons.
Disraeli was a favourite of Queen Victoria. In parallel with his political career, he wrote and published novels throughout his life as well as some poetry and works of non-fiction.
Height 24cm (9½“)
Condition A tiny nick to the edge of the pocket and to the overlapping edge of the jacket, otherwise excellent.
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