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Sculpture, Room 24, The Dorothy and Michael Hintze Galleries

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Charles Anderson-Pelham, later 1st Earl of Yarborough (1781–1846)

Bust
1808 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This bust depicts Charles Pelham (1781-1846), the son of one of Nollekens's chief patrons. It is a pair to the bust of Henrietta Pelham, his wife (Museum no. A.120-1929), and variants of both remain at Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire, the ancestral home of the Yarboroughs. Both busts stand on their original wood plinths.

Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) was a prolific sculptor of portrait busts and operated a thriving workshop in London. Many of his busts are in the classical style, with loose drapery and cropped hair. He spent eight years in Rome from 1762 to 1770, where he worked with Bartolomeo Cavaceppi restoring and copying antique marbles. One of these copies, his group of Castor and Pollux, is in the Museum's collection (Museum no. A.59-1940).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Bust
  • Pedestals
Materials and Techniques
Marble
Brief Description
Bust, marble, Charles Anderson-Pelham, later 1st Earl of Yarborough (1781–1846), by Joseph Nollekens, England, 1808
Physical Description
Marble bust representing Charles Anderson-Pelham, later 1st Earl of Yarborough (1781–1846). The face is half turned to the right, at the neck classical drapery.
Dimensions
  • Height: 70.5cm
Gallery Label
  • Joseph Nollekens (1737–1823) Bust of Charles Anderson-Pelham, later 1st Earl of Yarborough (1781–1846) Signed and dated 1808 Charles Anderson-Pelham was the son of one of Nollekens’ main patrons with the same name, the Whig politician and 1st Baron Yarborough (1749–1823). This bust forms a pair with one of Charles’s wife, Henrietta, which stands nearby. Alternative versions of both remain at Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire, the Yarborough ancestral home. London Marble Formerly in the Yarborough collection(19/05/2021)
  • Joseph Nollekens 1737–1823 Bust of Charles Pelham, later 1st Earl of Yarborough Signed and dated 1808 This bust depicts Charles Pelham (1781–1846), the son of one of Nollekens’s chief patrons. It is a pair to the bust of Henrietta Pelham, which stands nearby, and variants of both remain at Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire, the ancestral home of the Yarboroughs. London Marble, on the original wooden plinth Formerly in the Yarborough collection Museum no. A.119-1929
Object history
From the collection of Lord Yarborough. Sold together with seventeen other portrait busts by Nollekens at Christie's, 11th July 1929, lot 146; purchased by Messrs Alfred Spero and Kerin Ltd, 9 Clifford Street, New Bond Street, London. Purchased by the Museum with its contemporary pedestal from Messrs Alfred Spero and Kerin Ltd in 1929 for £25.
Subject depicted
Summary
This bust depicts Charles Pelham (1781-1846), the son of one of Nollekens's chief patrons. It is a pair to the bust of Henrietta Pelham, his wife (Museum no. A.120-1929), and variants of both remain at Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire, the ancestral home of the Yarboroughs. Both busts stand on their original wood plinths.



Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) was a prolific sculptor of portrait busts and operated a thriving workshop in London. Many of his busts are in the classical style, with loose drapery and cropped hair. He spent eight years in Rome from 1762 to 1770, where he worked with Bartolomeo Cavaceppi restoring and copying antique marbles. One of these copies, his group of Castor and Pollux, is in the Museum's collection (Museum no. A.59-1940).
Associated Object
A.120-1929 (Pair)
Bibliographic References
  • Bilbey, Diane and Trusted Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470 to 2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. London, 2002. pp. 99-100. cat. no. 135.
  • Cf. Lord, John. 'The Building of the Mausoleum at Broklesloy, Lincolnshire', Journal of the Church Monuments Society, VII, 1992, pp. 85-96.
  • Lord, John. 'Joseph Nollekens and Lord Yarborough: documents and drawing', Burlington Magazine, CXXX, 1988, pp. 915-19, esp. p. 918, fig. 41
Collection
Accession Number
A.119&A-1929

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