MARSHALL, Benjamin
(b. 1768, Seagrave, d. 1835, London)

Portrait of Daniel Lambert

Oil on canvas
Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester

Born on 13th March 1770, Daniel Lambert weighed a massive 53 stone (336 kg) when he died on 21st June 1809. By the time of his death, at the age of 39, Daniel Lambert was the heaviest man in England. He was regarded as a national celebrity and someone of whom Leicester was extremely proud.

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