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    Sale 12419

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    3 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 370

    A SCOTTISH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE

    ATTRIBUTED TO PETER SLATER, DATED 1848

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    A SCOTTISH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE
    ATTRIBUTED TO PETER SLATER, DATED 1848
    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).

    Provenance

    'Fasque- The Scottish seat of the Gladstones' sale, Christies's, London, 07 May 2008, lot 39.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 370 - 373)


    Literature

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