• 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 151

    A VICTORIAN PLASTER BUST OF QUEEN VICTORIA

    CAST BY D. BRUCCIANI, CIRCA 1851

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    A VICTORIAN PLASTER BUST OF QUEEN VICTORIA
    CAST BY D. BRUCCIANI, CIRCA 1851
    Modelled facing frontally and glancing obliquely with her hair tied in a chignon and wearing a sash, raised on a socle, inscribed to the reverse 'PUBLISH.D BY MRS. I. C. BARRABLE./AUGUST 1851/CAST BY D. BRUCCIANI'
    28 in. (71 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.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage