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John Ternouth

Bust of Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844)

Property from an Important British Private Collection

John Ternouth

John Ternouth

Bust of Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844)

Bust of Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844)

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Property from an Important British Private Collection

John Ternouth

Andover 1796-1848 London

British, dated 1827

Bust of Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844)


white marble

signed and dated: TERNOUTH SCR. / 1827.

66cm., 26in. overall

Overall in very good condition with minor surface dirt and wear consistent with age. There is some minor natural veining to the marble at the chest. There are several small natural inclusions including to the proper left cheek and to the chest and one to the shoulders at the back. There are further inclusions to the socle.


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George William Fox Kinnaird, 9th Lord Kinnaird (1807–1878);
thence by family descent to the present owners
London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1827, no. 1111 [possibly];
Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland, (inv. no. NGL 054.89) [certainly]
Burdett was a Whig politician who, like Charles, 8th Lord Kinnaird, was a strong supporter of Charles James Fox. His painted portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is in the National Portrait Gallery, London (inv. no. NPG 3820). Another version of Ternouth's bust portrait is in the members' entrance of the Palace of Westminster, London. The Westminster bust appears to have been the version exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1827, no. 1111. However, given the fact that the present bust is dated 1827, it cannot be discounted that the Kinnaird bust was in fact the one shown.

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts. A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904, London, 1906, vol. vii, pp. 347-348;
I. Roscoe, E. Hardy and M. G. Sullivan, A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain, 1660-1851, London, 2009, p. 1231, no. 52