London, South Kensington
12 September 2006
A GEORGE III STATUARY MARBLE BAS-RELIEF CHIMNEYPIECE TABLET
Celebrating the harvest and wine-deity Bacchus, with three festive youths
7 5/8in. (19.4cm.) high; 18 1/8in. (46cm.) wide; 1 7/8in. (4.7cm.) deep
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Such bacchinales were supplied by the Hyde Park sculptor Henry Cheere (d.1781), for whom they may have been modelled by William Collins (d.1793) (J.Physick Designs for English Sculpture, London, 1969, p.128).
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