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Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt, by Matthew Noble, 1851, based on a work of 1850 -NPG 596a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

reduced version by Matthew Noble
1851, based on a work of 1850
16 3/4 in. (425 mm) high
NPG 596a

Inscriptionback to top

Incised on the back of the shoulders: Peel and below: M. Noble SC/London/1851

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This bust was discovered in the NPG bust store with no indication of its source or origin. It is a reduced replica of Noble's bust of 1850 in the collection of Earl Peel (see NPG 596); another version of the same size as NPG 596a is also owned by Earl Peel (dated 1850). The tip of the nose in the NPG bust is damaged.

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Unknown.


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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