Print: Baxter CL 220 - Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, FRS (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) was a British Conservative statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834–1835 and 1841–1846) simultaneously serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1834-1835) and twice as Home Secretary (1822–1827 and 1828–1830). (Wikipedia)
He founded the Metropolitan Police Service and is regarded as the father of modern British policing after founding the Metropolitan Police and the reason why policeman were known as Peelers and still known todayas Bobbies.
He was a great supporter of Prince Albert's movement for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and died in a horse riding accident in 1850.
The print is signed on the right, under the arm, "Baxter, Paitentee" (sic) rather than Patentee, an earlier version of the print shows Peel’s finger extended
On the steel plate under the print is engraved "Sir Robert Peel. Engraved, Printed, & Published, April 20th, 1853, by the Proprietor, George Baxter, the Inventor & Patentee of Oil Colour Picture Printing, 11 & 12, Northampton Square (Entered at Stationers' Hall)," It is from a picture by Sir Thomas Lawrence and was originally sold at 1s.
Size (cm ht x w): 10.8 x 7.5 (print) 24 x 19 (Frame)
State: On stamped Mount as issued by Baxter – over mounted in cream in modern wood and gilt frame
Condition: Very good
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