Bust, marble, of General Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), by Matthew Noble, England, 1867
Sitter looking slightly to his right. Signed and dated and inscribed.
The revered Italian patriot Garibaldi visited England in April 1864. He was the leader of the Italian Risorgimento. Noble had trained in London under John Francis (1780-1861), and his 1856 monument to the Duke of Wellington in Manchester made his reputation as a sculptor. He exhibited prolifically at the Royal Academy between 1845 and 1876. Noble's models were presented by his widow to the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and were displayed for a time at Elswick Hall (together with models by the sculptor John Graham Lough).
Given by Charles Seeley, Esq., M.P. in 1884 with a pedestal, together with Mus. No. 448-1884. Originally displayed at Bethnal Green Museum, returned to the Sculpture Department in 1983.
Given by Charles Seeley, Esq., MP
Location: In Storage