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Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, circa 1833 -NPG 316a(99) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
circa 1833
18 7/8 in. x 27 5/8 in. (480 mm x 702 mm)
NPG 316a(99)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in pencil, under the full-face view: Sir Robert Peel Bart.

This portraitback to top

These 'camera lucida' drawings are related to the marble bust of Peel by Chantrey of 1833, which was included in the Peel Sale, Robinson, Fisher and Harding, 6-7 December 1917 (lot 189), reproduced sale catalogue, facing p 18; this is probably the bust listed in Chantrey's 'Ledger' (MS, Royal Academy), p 230, as commissioned by Aberdeen in 1830, and delivered to Aberdeen in 1834 (price, 150 guineas). Another marble version of 1835 is in the Royal Collection, listed in the 'Ledger', p 264, as begun and finished in 1835.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, presented by the widow of one of his executors, Mrs George Jones, 1871.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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