Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881) Prime Minister

  • Image of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881) Prime Minister
  • Image of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881) Prime Minister
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street

    The distinctive curl across the forehead of Benjamin Disraeli on this marble bust can also be seen in many other portraits of the former British Prime Minister. Here, Disraeli’s eyes are cast down and his brow is furrowed, as though deep in thought. Around his neck is a chord, which would presumably have supported a pair of glasses, tucked inside his jacket.

    This undated bust of Disraeli, attributed to Charles Bell Birch, resembles several of the many sculpted busts that were made of him by various artists, during his lifetime. In 1883 Birch sculpted the bronze statue of Disraeli at St George’s Hall in Liverpool.

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    People
    Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    marble, bust (as object name), marble bust
  • Details
    Title
    Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881) Prime Minister
    Date
    Medium
    Marble bust
    Dimensions
    height: 66.00 cm, width: 40.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Malcolm Stoner Ltd, 1938
    Inscription
    none
    GAC number
    12110