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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 156

    A REGENCY PAINTED PLASTER BUST OF HOMER

    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY PAINTED PLASTER BUST OF HOMER
    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    With old repairs
    28 in. (71 cm.) high


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    Such plaster busts of luminaries were a fashionable addition to every Regency library. Perhaps the most celebrated supplier of 'statuaries, masons and plaster figure makers' was the firm of Benjamin Shout and his son Robert (fl. 1778-1823), who operated from a studio and spacious showrooms at 18 High Holborn. Of Leigh Hunt's studio, Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote: 'His room no doubt Is still adorned by many a cast from Shout'.

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    Provenance

    The O'Grady family, Kilballyowen, Co. Limerick, Ireland.