William Peek (1791-1870)

John Emery (active 1835 - 1851)
National Trust Inventory Number 903826

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1851 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1105 x 851 mm (43 1/2 x 33 1/2 in)
Place of origin
Collection Castle Drogo, Devon (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, William Peek (1791 - 1870) by John Emery (active 1835 - 1851), signed and dated bottom left, 1851. A half-length portrait of William Peek, who founded his own tea firm, in a black frock coat with grey trousers and a black cravat, seated in a high backed 17th century style armchair. His arm is resting on a table with an open inkwell. He was Mr.Julius Drewe's grandfather on his mother's side.


This item forms part of the original Drewe family collection at Castle Drogo. It was transferred to the National Trust in 1986.

Marks and inscriptions


Makers and roles

John Emery (active 1835 - 1851), artist
John Emery (1777 - London 1822), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10115)
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Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Castle Drogo, Devon (Accredited Museum) (7663)
Periods 19th century (173945)
Maker John Emery (active 1835 - 1851) (2)
John Emery (1777 - London 1822) (3)
Subjects William Peek (1791-1870) (1)
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