Item 002/08 - Charles Abbot by John Gibson

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-002/08


Charles Abbot by John Gibson


  • 1822 (Creation)

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1 item, Marble bust

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Archival history

Abbot almost certainly sat for Gibson, as he undertook an extensive tour of France and Italy (1819-22). The bust passed to his son, the Second Baron (d.1867) and then to his grandson, the Third and last Baron, who died childless in 1912. His wife, Lady Isabel Maude left it to her nieces, Lady Eveline Maude and Lady Clementine Isabel Tottenham, who presented it to the School in March 1928.

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Marble bust; head and shoulders; his head is turned slightly to the left; wears classical dress.

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Conditions governing access

Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School

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24" high

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Westminster School Archive

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  • English


  • Latin


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