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- Object: A view from Brazen Nose College, Oxford.
A tall imposing man, wearing a clerical wig and bands, mortar-board, gown, and cassock, stands directed slightly to the left., head in profile, one gloved hand on his breast, the r. arm hanging by his side.
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Height: 280 millimetres
Width: 202 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
He is William Cleaver (1742-1815), Principal of Brasenose College 1785-1809, who continually lived there, giving it a (temporary) leadership in scholarship and discipline, according to De Quincey. He was Bishop of Chester 1787, Bangor 1800, St. Asaph 1806. See 'N. & Q.', 1940, p. 204 f. He was Lord Grenville's tutor, and was active in his election (see BMSat 11384). See 'H.M.C., Dropmore MSS.', ix. 341, 348, &c.
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- Acquisition notes
- 1848,1221.1 to 57 were all purchased for the BM by Carpenter against a refund from the Trustees.
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