Rare Museum Ceramic Figurine Of Daniel Lambert, Once The World’s Largest Recorded Person, And One Of Leicester’s Most Cherished Icons
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A Rare Ceramic Figurine Of Daniel Lambert, Once The World’s Largest Recorded Person, And One Of Leicester’s Most Cherished Icons.
Since the end of the 19th century, there have been museums in Leicestershire which are dedicated to the life of Daniel lambert, and this Particular Figurine Was Made Specifically for these museums. (Swipe left). A rare piece indeed.
Daniel Lambert was an English jail keeper and animal breeder from Leicester. He was a keen sportsman and extremely strong, and on one occasion, he fought a bear in the streets of Leicester.
Lambert’s weight began to increase steadily, even though he was athletically active and, by his own account, abstained from drinking alcohol and didn’t eat unusual amounts of food. In 1805, Lambert's jail closed. By this time, he weighed 50 stone, and had become the heaviest authenticated person up to that point in recorded history. Unemployable and sensitive about his bulk, Lambert became a recluse.
In 1806, poverty forced Lambert to put himself on exhibition to raise money. He took up residence in London, charging spectators to enter his apartments to meet him. Visitors were impressed by his intelligence and personality, and visiting him became highly fashionable. After some months on public display, Lambert grew tired of exhibiting himself, and in September 1806, he returned wealthy, to Leicester.
Sadly, in June 1809, he died suddenly. He remains a popular character in Leicester and is one of the city's most cherished icons.
Condition is good, structurally sound, no chips or cracks.
Measures 6" high x 5" wide x 5" deep.