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Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt, by Sydney Prior Hall,  -NPG 2378 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by Sydney Prior Hall
6 3/4 in. x 4 3/8 in. (172 mm x 110 mm)
NPG 2378

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in pencil (middle left), with a line from Peel's mouth: My son Sir.
Inscribed below: From Cartoon in Punch/A Chip of the Old Block./which Mr. Gladstone thought though a/Caricature conveyed the best impression/of Peel.
Inscribed in ink on the reverse: This Mr. Gladstone considered to be/the best portrait of Peel. A cari-/cature in Punch (copy by S. P. H.).

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Efforts to locate the original published cartoon in Punch have not been successful.

Provenanceback to top

Presented by the artist's son, Dr H. R. Hall, 1930.

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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