• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 23

    A MALAGAN POLYCHROME TERRACOTTA FIGURINE OF A TRAVELLING MONK

    BY SALVADOR GUTIÉRREZ DE LEÓN "EL VIEJO" (1777-1838), CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A MALAGAN POLYCHROME TERRACOTTA FIGURINE OF A TRAVELLING MONK
    BY SALVADOR GUTIÉRREZ DE LEÓN "EL VIEJO" (1777-1838), CIRCA 1830
    Modelled astride a donkey, hand-painted overall and with a silk fringe to the saddle and rosary beads hanging from his cassock; incised 'Leon' to the naturalistically modelled base and mounted upon an ebonised plinth base, lacking domed cover; bearing a paper label 'D. Salvador de Leon, Professor/de Escultura, vive calle de Sta./Lucia Num. 14 Manz.47/Malaga' (to the base)
    13¾ in. (35 cm.) high; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) deep, including ebonised base


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    Provenance

    Almost certainly acquired by Captain Samuel Edward Widdrington, R.N., (formerly Cook) (1787-1856) during his extensive travels throughout Spain between 1829-1832 and 1842 and by descent at Newton Hall, Northumberland.