Wax portrait of George Atkins (1766 – 1855)

Made:
1852 in England
maker:
Richard Cockle Lucas

Wax portrait of George Atkins (1766 – 1855)
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Wax portrait of George Atkins (1766 – 1855) by Richard Cockle Lucas, London, 1852.

George Atkins was a partner in the firm of Brockbanks & Atkins, chronometer makers of Cornhill. He served as Clerk of the Clockmakers’ from 1809 to 1841 and as Master in 1845-1846. The Court of the Clockmakers Company commissioned this portrait in 1852 when Atkins was 85 and ‘Father of the Company’.

Clockmakers Museum' No. B1078

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Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-4477
Materials:
wax and wood (unidentified)
type:
wax
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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