Parian bust of Sir Robert Peel c1850
An attractive Parian bust of Sir Robert Peel (1788 - 1850) by S. Keys and Mountford, on a separate socle base attached with a brass nut and bolt, and with impressed marks to the reverse: 'Published by J Hogarth, 5 Hay Market' and 'London Oct 1 1850'. Height 25cm (9.8")
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.
Joseph Hogarth & Sons were a well-known firm of print publishers and picture frame manufacturers (thought to be the originators of the 'Hogarth' frame for engravings).
Condition This bust is in very good condition with just one small burst bubble in the porcelain under the top socle rim.