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Lord William George Frederic Cavendish Bentinck (1802-1848)

Statue
ca. 1853 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This statue representing Sir Robert Peel is made by William Behnes in England in ca. 1852-5. Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) was Prime Minister between 1834 - 1835 and 1841-1846.

William Behnes (b. 1794/5-1864) was the son of a Hanoverian pianoforte maker living in London. Behnes commenced studies at the Royal Academy. He probably began work as an independent sculptor around 1819. He was very successful and well respected for the execution of his busts. Behnes exhibited constantly at the Royal Academy between 1815 and 1863, but died almost destitute, having been declared bankrupt in 1861.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plaster
Brief Description
Statue, plaster, 'Lord William George Frederic Cavendish Bentinck (1802-1848)', by William Behnes, England, ca. 1853
Dimensions
  • Height: 99cm
Object history
On loan from the sculptor, William Behnes from a date prior to 1870, this is probably one of the four 'Plaster busts, &c' described in 1870 as lent by 'the late W. Behnes, Esq'. As a redundant loan the present piece was formally accessioned by the Sculpture Department in 2000.
Subject depicted
Summary
This statue representing Sir Robert Peel is made by William Behnes in England in ca. 1852-5. Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) was Prime Minister between 1834 - 1835 and 1841-1846.



William Behnes (b. 1794/5-1864) was the son of a Hanoverian pianoforte maker living in London. Behnes commenced studies at the Royal Academy. He probably began work as an independent sculptor around 1819. He was very successful and well respected for the execution of his busts. Behnes exhibited constantly at the Royal Academy between 1815 and 1863, but died almost destitute, having been declared bankrupt in 1861.

Bibliographic Reference
Bilbey, Diane and Trusted, Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470-2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2002, p. 193, cat.no. 275
Other Number
Behnes Loan.3 - Previous loan number
Collection
Accession Number
A.28-2000

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record createdJune 14, 2000
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