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FRANCIS JOHN WILLIAMSON (BRITISH, 1833–1920)
FRANCIS JOHN WILLIAMSON (BRITISH, 1833–1920)
FRANCIS JOHN WILLIAMSON (BRITISH, 1833–1920)
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FRANCIS JOHN WILLIAMSON (BRITISH, 1833–1920)

Prince George of Wales

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FRANCIS JOHN WILLIAMSON (BRITISH, 1833–1920)
Prince George of Wales
signed and dated 'F J. WILLIAMSON. Sc./ ESCHER. 1875', and inscribed 'PRINCE GEORGE OF WALES'
plaster, grey-painted
21 ½ in. (54.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Probably the gift of the sitter, later HM George V (1865-1936), to his daughter, HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) and by descent at Harewood House, Yorkshire.
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Lot Essay

A one-time pupil of John Bell, apprentice and then studio assistant to John Foley for over twenty years, Francis John Williamson (d. 1920) was the private sculptor to Queen Victoria during the 1880s and 1890s. For the Royal Family he executed large numbers of portrait busts in marble - Prince Alemayehu of Abyssinia (signed and dated 1880); Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, at Osborne House; Arthur, Duke of Connaught (signed and dated 1885), as well as Alfred, Lord Tennyson (signed and dated 1893) at Windsor.

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