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Sir Peter Laurie (1778-1861) 1829


Artist: Auguste Edouart

He standing full-length holding a top hat and pocket watch on chain cut-out on card with watercolour background of Cheltenham with figures outside a building with colonnade by two horse and carriages
inscribed Sir Peter Laurie/ Cheltenham 22 August 1829

Sir Peter Laurie, Lord Mayor of London 1832-1833, was elected Sheriff of London and Middlesex in 1823, Alderman of Aldersgate Ward in 1826, and Master of the Saddlers Company in 1833, securing contracts with the Indian army which ensured his future prosperity. He was a director of the Beacon Fire Insurance Company of Edinburgh and of the North British Insurance Company, and president of the royal hospitals of Bridewell and Bethlem, where he pressed for the adoption of the humane methods of the Quaker Retreat near York, which he had visited in 1820
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Condition                 Minor stains in the background
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