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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    A PAIR OF ENGLISH PAINTED PLASTER BUSTS OF WILLIAM HUSKISSON AND WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE

    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ENGLISH PAINTED PLASTER BUSTS OF WILLIAM HUSKISSON AND WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE
    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Huskisson depicted with head turned slightly to sinister, wearing a classical robe, the reverse inscribed 'The Rt. Hon. W. Huskisson/R. Wards/1826', on square socle; Gladstone depicted with head turned slightly to dexter, wearing a classical robe, the reverse inscribed with a 'PS' monogram and dated 1847, on circular socle; with two pink granite pedestals
    Huskisson: 26½ in. (67.5 cm.) high; Gladstone: 29 in. (74 cm.) high; The pedestals: 42 in. (107 cm.) high; 16 in. (41 cm.) diameter (4)


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    William Huskisson (1770-1830), was a British statesman, financier, and Member of Parliament for several constituencies, including Liverpool. He is best known today, however, as the world's first railway casualty, having been accidentally killed by George Stephenson's locomotive engine Rocket.

    A classicly robed statue of William Huskisson by John Gibson, originally intended for the interior of The Customs House in Canning Place, Liverpool, is now displayed in Pimlico Gardens, London.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this bust is of Sir John Gladstone, 1st Bt. and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Literature

    1851 Inventory, Main Stair Hall, 'Marble Antique stand with Pedestal; about six stucco figures, with stands - £15.0.0'