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Portrait bust of Richard Cobden MP (1804 - 1865) 1865c.

Louis Nicolas Adolphe Megret 

Portrait bust of Richard Cobden MP (1804 - 1865), Louis Nicolas Adolphe Megret
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Marble
19th Century
36 1/2 inches 92.7 cm high
 
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This large bust of the early radical thinker and Member of Parliament Richard Cobden was probably produced as a memorial piece in the period immediately following his death. An early champion of opposition to the Corn Laws, he espoused an internationalist laissez-faire school of economics which was much decried by the protectionist mentality of the nineteenth century, but is perhaps in sympathy with more modern conceptions of Europe as a nationless single-trading entity.
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