• English Furniture and Clocks auction at Christies

    Sale 7769

    English Furniture and Clocks

    19 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    A PAIR OF MARBLE FIGURES REPRESENTING THE TRAGIC AND COMIC MUSES

    ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HICKEY (1751-1795), LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF MARBLE FIGURES REPRESENTING THE TRAGIC AND COMIC MUSES
    ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HICKEY (1751-1795), LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Each figure standing, classically dressed, and on an integrally carved octagonal base; the tragic muse represented by the actress Sarah Siddons as Cassandra, holding one hand to her temple, the comic actress clasping a mask to her forehead
    25½ and 24½ in. (64.8 and 62.2 cm.) high (2)


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    Another example of the figure of Cassandra, with identifying inscription, was sold from the Cyril Humphris Collection, Sotheby's New York, 11 January 1995, lot 163.

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