Print: Baxter CL 221 - Sir Robert Peel (with extended finger)

Peel twice Prime Minister under King William IV and Queen Victoria but perhaps most remember as the founder of the modern Police Force, hence they are still colloquially known as Peelers or Bobbies

The print is signed on the extreme right, under the arm, "Baxter, Paitentee" (obviously an undetected error)

Peel was a great supporter of Prince Albert's movement for the Great Exhibition of 1851 but was killed in a horse riding accident in 1850.  On the steel plate, under the print, in the plate margin, is "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),"

This is the first rare version which shows a finger extended on his left hand, this was soon reworked to show the normal clenched first. We have a copy of the standard (and cheaper version) currently available here


Date: 1853


Size (cm ht x w): 10.7 x 7.5 (print) 17.5 x 12.2 (mount)


State: On, what appears to be, an original plain mount


Condition: Pristine

Sir Robert Peel (with extended finger) – RARE version

SKU: 1238

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