A BRONZED PLASTER FIGURE BELIEVED TO BE ALMINA COUNTESS OF CARNARVON
POSSIBLY BY SIR ALFRED GILBERT O.M., R.A. (1854-1934)
On an integral plinth, a typed label to the underside reading 'Bronzed plaster figure bought from the dealer Leonard Spero, then in Walton ? street, about 1952 for £7. It then bore an ms. note stuck inside the base declaring it to be a modello for a statue of Almina Countess of Carnaervon, and signed by Alfred Gilbert. Having satisfied myself that the not(e) (sic) was in Gilbert's hand, I removed the label for safety and can no longer find it. ..... Francis Watson. 7th September 1982.'
28 in. (71 cm.) high
The late Sir Francis Watson KCVO, FBA, FSA, and thence by descent