London, South Kensington
26 February 2004
A figure-group of 'Paul and Virginia'
LATE 19TH CENTURY, INDISTINCT SPURIOUS BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS
The young boy modelled seated offering a bird's nest full of chicks to his young female companion, on a rocky-mound base, a stream running between them, enriched in colours and gilding (cracks to her arm and hand, minor chipping to flowers)
12½ in. (31.8 cm.)
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Cf. Richard Dennis, The Parian Phenomenon (Somerset, 1989), p. 150, fig. 511.
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