• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 90

    A WHITE MARBLE BUST OF AN EMPEROR, PROBABLY HADRIAN

    ITALIAN, LATE 17 CENTURY/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE MARBLE BUST OF AN EMPEROR, PROBABLY HADRIAN
    ITALIAN, LATE 17 CENTURY/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Depicted with curling forelocks and a beard, on an associated torso
    28½ in. (72.4 cm.) high, 27 in. (68.6 cm.) wide, 67 in. (170.2 cm.) high overall


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    THE PROVENANCE

    Fred Hughes (1944-2001), was the business manager for Andy Warhol and later the executor of his estate. His relationship with Warhol, as his business manager and later the executor of his estate, is often cited as the driving force behind Warhol's rise to both artistic and commercial success. Hughes was known for his refined, omnivorous taste and his eclectic collection included American decorative arts, Old Master Paintings, tribal art and even toys.

    Provenance

    The Collection of Frederick W. Hughes; Sotheby's, New York, 10 October 2001, lot 172.