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secretary, politician, collector of Dutch and Flemish painting, drawing collector
prime minister of the UK 1834-1835 and 1841-1846. His acquisitions were mostly made after c. 1820. He left 130 paintings at his death, 77 of them were bought by the National Gallery in 1871 (Broos/Buijsen/Van Leeuwen 1990). He preferred Dutch old masterpieces (Sebag-Montefiore/Armstrong-Totten 2013); sought to emulate and compete with aristocracy in their purchase of old masters (Reist et al. 2014).
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English
Born
Bury (Lancashire) 1788-02-05
Deceased
Westminster (London) 1850-07-02
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son of Sir Robert Peel, 1st Baronet and Ellen Yates; they had seven childeren
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was advised by Wilkie; bought paintings from Buchanan, Smith, Nieuwenhuys and Woodburn; also advised by Smith who acted as his agent (Sebag-Montefiore/Armstrong-Totten 2013)
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  • Oxford (Engeland) 1809
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  • Dublin 1813
  • Londen (Engeland)
    From 1841 to 1846, during his term as prime minister, all but four of 76 Dutch and Flemish pictures were in his residence at 4 Whitehall Gardens, London (Turner et al. 1996).
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