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Bronze bust of Sir Walter Scott


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Bronze bust of Sir Walter Scott

Bronze portrait bust of Sir Walter Scott published by S. Parker after the work by Samuel Joseph. Marked to the base "Saml Joseph Sculpsit" and "S. Parker Fecit Xll Argyll Place". Samuel Palmer belonged to an eminent family of glass manufacturers, the grandson of William Parker of 69 Fleet Street. By 1820 Samuel had left Fleet Street and moved to Argyll Street where he set up as a bronze manufacturer. In a bill dated 1822 he describes his establishment as 'Bronze & Iron Bronze Works'. From 1827 -1838 his address is given as Argyll Place, No.15 until 1827 and then No.12. Declared banbkrupt in 1832, he was gazetted as 'Bronzist and Lamp-Maker, Dealer and Chapman'. He continued in business after his debts were settled in 1834, but it is thought that after this time only as a lamp-maker. The sculptor Samuel Joseph, 1791-1850, best known for his monument to William Wilberforce in Westminster Abbey. He studied under Peter Rouw the Younger, and was an important sculptor of monuments and portraits active in the early part of the 19th Century, and at the Royal Academy, where he won silver and gold medals. In 1823 he went to Edinburgh, where 3 years later he became one of the founders of the Royal Scottish Academy, and taught at the School of Arts, before returning to London where he settled in 1828. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, 1771-1832 was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet, popular throughout Europe during his time. It seems likely that this bust, which can be dated to no later than 1832, was in fact produced to commemorate the death in that year of Scott and it is fitting that it was sculpted by this eminent Scottish sculptor.


  • H: 30cm (12in)
  • W: 14cm (5.5in)
  • D: 10cm (4in)


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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