Print: Baxter - CL 220
This print shows the well-known statesman, Prime Minister and the person who started the police force, hence why for many years the police were called ‘Peelers’ and still today ‘Bobby’s.
Signed on the extreme right, under the arm, "Baxter, Paitentee" (sic). The statesman, who was a great supporter of Prince Albert's movement for the Great Exhibition of 1851, was killed in 1850.
This is the standard version of this print, initially the print showed a finger extended but this version is rare. As we speak we have a copy of this rare version for sale on our site – please see here
On the right-hand side of just some of the prints on full mounts (and in this example) is "Published by Permission of Messrs. Colnaghi & Co., from the Picture by Sir Thomas Lawrence." Originally sold at 1s.
Size (cm ht x w): 10.8 x 7.8 (image) 20.2 x 16 (mount)
State: On a stamped Mount as issued with the addition of the Colnaghi lettering that only appears on a few mounts stating – “Published by Permission of Messrs Colnaghi & Co from the picture by Thomas Lawrence
Condition: The print is excellent. The mount has light overall toning with lighter bands at top and bottom presumably from previous framing. Please see images