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AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF REBECCA
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AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF REBECCA

BY SAMUEL JAMES KITSON, DATED 1874

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AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF REBECCA
BY SAMUEL JAMES KITSON, DATED 1874
The naturalistic base signed and dated S. KITSON FECIT/18 ROMA. 74, the front of the circular plinth inscribed REBEKAH
53 in. (135 cm.) high
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Born in Huddersfield, Samuel James Kitson (d. 1906) studied at the Academy of Saint Luke in Rome under Todesi and Ignazio Jacometti before moving to the United States where he settled in 1878. In New York he became William K. Vanderbilt's principal sculptor for his residence there, and executed a number of public commissions and monuments. Prior to his move to America Kitson exhibited at the Royal Academy during the 1870s.

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