A SCOTTISH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE
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A SCOTTISH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE

ATTRIBUTED TO PETER SLATER, DATED 1848

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A SCOTTISH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE
ATTRIBUTED TO PETER SLATER, DATED 1848
Depicted facing frontally, wearing a classical robe, the reverse inscribed with a 'PS' monogram and dated 1848
29 in. (74 cm.) high
Literature
Possibly 1851 Inventory, Saloon, 'Three Marble Busts & Scagliola stands - £30.0.0'
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It has been suggested that the sitter may infact be Thomas Gladstone, and not as stated in the catalogue.

Lot Essay

This bust bears a 'PS' monogram which is likely to relate to Peter Slater of Edinburgh (b. 1809) who attended the Royal Academy schools in 1831 on the recommendation of W. Collins, R.A. In 1853 he was commissioned to make a copy of Chantrey's statue of James Watt for Adams Square in Edinburgh. Slater exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1846-1870, showing mainly busts of Scottish worthies.
(R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors, London, rev.ed., 1968, pp. 353-354).

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