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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 368

    AN AMERICAN MARBLE FIGURE OF SAPPHO, ON PEDESTAL

    BY SAMUEL KITSON, ROME, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    AN AMERICAN MARBLE FIGURE OF SAPPHO, ON PEDESTAL
    BY SAMUEL KITSON, ROME, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Signed S. KITSON/fecit/ROMA, on green marble plinth
    The figure: 63 in. (160 cm.) high; The pedestal: 19¾ in. (50.3 cm.) high


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    Though born in England in 1848, Samuel Kitson began his career in America in 1878 after completing his studies and apprenticeship in Italy. The artist received a number of civil commissions for monuments and portaits, including a bust of Governor Greenhalge in the Boston State House.