A fine Parian bust of Sir Robert Peel (1788 - 1850) by Samuel Alcock on a separate socle base attached with a brass nut and bolt. The bust is marked on the back: “Published as the Act directs by Samuel Alcock & Co. Hill Pottery Burslem September 3rd 1850”. Height: 30cm (12”).
Sir Robert Peel was a British statesman who twice served as Prime Minister and is considered the father of the British Police Force. Peel died on 2nd July 1850 and it is likely that this bust was produced in commemoration.
This bust is illustrated in The Parian Phenomenon on page 238, fig 786.
Condition This bust is in very good condition with just a small nick to the back top of the socle.
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