London, South Kensington
20 September 2001
A figure of the Duke of Wellington
wearing a cobalt-blue frock-coat, pattern waistcoat and trousers, modelled standing his right hand holding the edge of his coat, his left hand resting on a draped pedestal, on titled shaped rectangular base, mid 19th century (light rubbing to gilding) -- 35cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. B186, fig. 17.
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