• 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 160

    A VICTORIAN PLASTER BUST OF A GENTLEMAN

    BY CONRAD DRESSLER, CIRCA 1885

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN PLASTER BUST OF A GENTLEMAN
    BY CONRAD DRESSLER, CIRCA 1885
    Modelled facing frontally wearing contemporary dress, signed to the shoulder Conrad Dressler and indistinctly dated
    23 in. (58.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Conrad Dressler (1856-1940) studied at the Royal College of Art completing his studies in Paris. Encouraged by John Ruskin, he worked as a potter with Harold Rathbone and later with William De Morgan. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1883. It has been suggested that this bust depicts the poet Algernon Swinburne.