Description This figure was modeled after the statue of 1741 by Peter Scheemaeckers (1691-1781) which is in the Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey. Other historical figures produced by Derby include Milton, William Pitt, and George III.
Provenance George Robinson Harding, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911
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