• The Miller-Plummer Collection  auction at Christies

    Sale 2279

    The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 558

    THOMAS ANNAN (1829-1887)

    Sir John Steel, R.S.A., c. 1865

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THOMAS ANNAN (1829-1887)
    Sir John Steel, R.S.A., c. 1865
    albumenized salted paper print
    title in pencil (on the verso)
    6¼ x 4¾in. (15.9 x 12cm.)


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    Sir John Steel (1804-1891) studied art in Edinburgh and Rome, making his name as a sculptor in 1832 with Alexander and Bucephalus. His work can mainly be found in Edinburgh, and includes statues of Wellington, Sir Walter Scott (in the Scott Monument), Professor Wilson, Dr. Chalmers and Allan Ramsay. The splendid figure of Queen Victoria over the Royal Institution gained him the appointment (1844) of Sculptor to Her Majesty in Scotland and in 1876 he was knighted by Queen Victoria in recognition of his fine equestrian statue of Prince Albert.

    Literature

    Particulars, pl. 15, p. 9


    Exhibited

    George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, Particulars, 1983