26 October 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,125
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A TERRACOTTA STATUETTE 'A HINDU WOMAN PLACING A LAMP ON THE GANGES'
BY JOSPEH GOTT (1786-1860)
13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) high
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This terracotta figure is a finished study for the marble version, sold Christie’s, London, 28 September 1989. The marble was originally commissioned by Gott’s patron Benjamin Rawson of Nidd Hall, Yorkshire, and takes its inspiration from the fashionable Orientalist romance Lalla Rookh, by Thomas Moore. A further maquette is recorded by Anthony Outred, London.
Christie's, London, 14 February 1991, lot 89.
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