• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    A VICTORIAN BRONZE BUST OF THE YOUNG QUEEN VICTORIA

    AFTER SIR FRANCIS CHANTREY, DATED 1849

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN BRONZE BUST OF THE YOUNG QUEEN VICTORIA
    AFTER SIR FRANCIS CHANTREY, DATED 1849
    Modelled facing frontally and glancing to dexter, her plaited hair with a tiara centred by a crown, wearing a décolletage and Order of the Garter, on a spreading circular socle, inscribed to the reverse 'EXECUTED IN BRONZE BY J.A.HATFIELD FROM A REDUCED COPY T.THORNYCROFT/AFTER CHANTREY/FOR THE ART UNION OF LONDON/1849'
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high


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    The Art Union of London was founded in 1837 to foster and encourage interest in the fine arts. Members paid an annual subscription of one guinea, which subsidized the Society's activities and gave each member the chance of winning a prize picture or sculpture. An example of this sculpture is discussed in Charles Avery, Studies in European Sculpture II, Christie's, London, 1988.

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