Robert Peel

Sculpture of Peel, Picaddilly

Sculptor

William Calder Marshall

Date

1853

About the work

Robert Peel was Prime Minister twice (1834-35 and 1841-46). His larger than life size bronze statue was raised in Piccadilly after his sudden death in 1850, in celebration of the abolition of the Corn Laws, which helped many people in the North West. The crowned figure flanking Peel’s statue is a representation of Manchester and the other figure represents the Arts and Sciences. It was unveiled on 12 October 1853.

Inscription

PEEL BORN FEBRUARY V. MDCCLXXXVIII DIED JULY 11. MDCCCL ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION MDCCCLIII W. CALDER MARSHALL R.A. SCULP LONDON 1853

In the collection

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Location & Map

This statue is located in the north-east corner of Piccadilly.


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