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    Sale 12580

    Interiors

    26 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 55

    A TERRACOTTA STATUETTE 'A HINDU WOMAN PLACING A LAMP ON THE GANGES'

    BY JOSPEH GOTT (1786-1860)

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    A TERRACOTTA STATUETTE 'A HINDU WOMAN PLACING A LAMP ON THE GANGES'
    BY JOSPEH GOTT (1786-1860)
    13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) high


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    This terracotta figure is a finished study for the marble version, sold Christie’s, London, 28 September 1989. The marble was originally commissioned by Gott’s patron Benjamin Rawson of Nidd Hall, Yorkshire, and takes its inspiration from the fashionable Orientalist romance Lalla Rookh, by Thomas Moore. A further maquette is recorded by Anthony Outred, London.


    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 14 February 1991, lot 89.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE HONE COLLECTION (LOTS 1-143)


    Literature

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
    Joseph Gott 1786-1860 Sculptor, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1972, plate 35.