London, South Kensington
28 March 2002
A figure of Prince Alfred
wearing Naval uniform, modelled standing, holding his hat in his right hand, beside a capstan, on titled shaped oval base, circa 1858 (damages and restoration) -- 21cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. A155, fig. 190.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately