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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 203

    A GEORGE III PAINTED WOOD FIGURE BELIEVED TO BE GEORGE III

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III PAINTED WOOD FIGURE BELIEVED TO BE GEORGE III
    CIRCA 1790
    Modelled standing, dressed in tail coat
    11 in. (28 cm.) high including base


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    This carved wood figure is similar in form to a plaster statuette of George III, attributed to Lawrence Gahagan (fl.1756-1820) sold, Simon Sainsbury: The Creation of An English Arcadia, Christie's London, 18 June 2008, lot 146. Such polychromed statuettes were popularised by related East India Company imports and by the related clay likenesses executed by the Cantonese artist Chitqua (d.1796), while in London around 1770.

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