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AN ENGLISH SCULPTED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF RUTH
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AN ENGLISH SCULPTED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF RUTH

WORKSHOP OF JOHN ADAMS-ACTON (1834-1910), DATED 1863

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AN ENGLISH SCULPTED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF RUTH
WORKSHOP OF JOHN ADAMS-ACTON (1834-1910), DATED 1863
The base inscribed with a quote from Ode to a Nightingale: 'RUTH - WHEN SICK FOR HOME SHE STOOD IN TEARS AMID THE ALIEN CORN, J.KEATS' and 'ORIGINALE JOHN ADAMS ACTON FECT ROMA 1863'
40 in. (101.5 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

John Adams studied under John Gibson in Rome for ten years as part of a scholarship gained from the Royal Academy schools where he was awarded a gold medal. He adopted the hyphenated name in 1868 to distinguish himself from the painter of the same name.
Another version of this marble was sold Sotheby's, The Contents of Stokesay Court, Ludlow, Shropshire, 28 September - 1 October 1994, lot 160, £20,700 and then again Sotheby's, London, 16 November 2006, lot 8 £34,800.

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