• Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyl auction at Christies

    Sale 5466

    Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyll

    14 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    A VICTORIAN PAINTED PLASTER BUST MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

    BY DOMINICO BRUCCIANI & CO, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN PAINTED PLASTER BUST MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
    BY DOMINICO BRUCCIANI & CO, MID-19TH CENTURY
    Inscribed to the reverse 'D BRUCCIANI & Co/LONDON'
    24¼ in. (62 cm.) high


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    The sculptor Domenico Brucciani (b. 1815) opened workshops in Covent Garden in the late 1830s and was celebrated for his 'Galleria' in the 1860s. Apart from the supply of plaster casts, he also provided models for Messrs. Elkington and Co.'s electrotypes. In 1922 the Brucciani Company's moulds were taken over by the Board of Education through the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
    The present lot is a cast after the alabaster effigy in Westminster Abbey by Cornelius and William Cure, circa 1606-1616 (cf. National Portrait Gallery, no. 307).

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