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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 348

    A PLASTER GROUP

    BY SIR JOSEPH EDGAR BOEHM (1834-1890), DATED 1883

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    A PLASTER GROUP
    BY SIR JOSEPH EDGAR BOEHM (1834-1890), DATED 1883
    John Brown leading a highland pony carrying a stag, inscribed 'BOEHM fecit, 1886', in an ebonised glass case, on pane missing
    The model - 23¼ in. (59 cm.) high; 20 in. (51 cm.) wide; 9 in. (23 cm.) deep


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    This model, dated 1886, would appear to be a proposal for the statue of Prince Albert's deer-stalking ghillie John Brown (d.1883), which was commissioned for Balmoral, Perthshire by Queen Victoria in commemoration of the loyalty of 'her Friend more than Servant'. The Balmoral Estate had been purchased by the Queen in 1852. The statue, lacking the horse, was executed by Sir Joseph Boehm (d.1890).

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