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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    A SCOTTISH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE

    ATTRIBUTED TO PETER SLATER, DATED 1848

    Price Realised  

    A SCOTTISH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE
    ATTRIBUTED TO PETER SLATER, DATED 1848
    Depicted facing frontally, wearing a classical robe, the reverse inscribed with a 'PS' monogram and dated 1848
    29 in. (74 cm.) high


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    This bust bears a 'PS' monogram which is likely to relate to Peter Slater of Edinburgh (b. 1809) who attended the Royal Academy schools in 1831 on the recommendation of W. Collins, R.A. In 1853 he was commissioned to make a copy of Chantrey's statue of James Watt for Adams Square in Edinburgh. Slater exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1846-1870, showing mainly busts of Scottish worthies.
    (R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors, London, rev.ed., 1968, pp. 353-354).

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    Saleroom Notice

    It has been suggested that the sitter may infact be Thomas Gladstone, and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Literature

    Possibly 1851 Inventory, Saloon, 'Three Marble Busts & Scagliola stands - £30.0.0'