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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 104

    A WHITE STATUARY MARBLE FIGURE URANIA

    BY PETER SCHEEMAKERS (1691-1781)

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    A WHITE STATUARY MARBLE FIGURE URANIA
    BY PETER SCHEEMAKERS (1691-1781)
    Inscribed to the base 'P.Scheemaker F'
    62½ in. (158.8 cm.) high


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    After arrival in England in 1721, the Antwerp born sculptor was in partnership wih Laurent Delvaux (1696-1778) producing monuments and garden statuary. Scheemakers was particularly active in the mid-18th century notably working at Stowe alongside Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770) producing figures and busts, also at Chiswick House and Rousham.
    Bilby and Trusted 'British Sculpture 1470-2000', V&A, London 2002, p.146.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is a variant composition of a marble executed by Scheemakers which was paired with a figure of Flora by Laurent Delvaux at Englefield House, Reading, Berkshire (executed between 1723-28). That Scheemakers marble was published by Ingrid Roscoe in 'Peter Scheemakers' Walpole Society Journal, LXI (1999), pp. 163-304, cat. no. 206.