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Title Bronze bust of John Keate DD
Nationality British
Period mid-19th century

This interesting bronze (7 inches high) is inscribed on the back: 'John Keate DD / Head Master of / Eton College / from 1809 to 1834'. (DD = Doctor of Divinity.) He was famously in charge of Eton at the time when Wellington described Waterloo as having been won on the playing fields of that establishment, and he died in 1852.

Dr Keate was a small man (under 5 feet) and a stern disciplinarian, but at a time when the school was full of unruly elements.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Ephemera : Bronzes : British : 19th Century]


The bayonet have reached me. I am very pleased

T D, Norway, 12.10.2016

Many many many thanks about [for] your dagger! Very fine quality! I love it!

A P, Russia, 07.04.2009