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    Sale 7614

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

    24 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 72

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF REBECCA

    BY SAMUEL JAMES KITSON, DATED 1874

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF REBECCA
    BY SAMUEL JAMES KITSON, DATED 1874
    The naturalistic base signed and dated S. KITSON FECIT/18 ROMA. 74, the front of the circular plinth inscribed REBEKAH
    53 in. (135 cm.) high


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    Born in Huddersfield, Samuel James Kitson (d. 1906) studied at the Academy of Saint Luke in Rome under Todesi and Ignazio Jacometti before moving to the United States where he settled in 1878. In New York he became William K. Vanderbilt's principal sculptor for his residence there, and executed a number of public commissions and monuments. Prior to his move to America Kitson exhibited at the Royal Academy during the 1870s.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 72-73)