London, South Kensington
28 March 2002
A pair of figures of John Philip Kemble as 'Hamlet' and Mrs Siddons as 'Lady Macbeth'
each modelled standing, Kemble holding a skull, Mrs Siddons holding a handkerchief in her left hand, well coloured on shaped gilt-line bases (minor damages) -- 21cm. high; a figure of Fanny Kemble, wearing a bodice with full sleeves and cobalt-blue skirts, modelled standing on circular gilt-line base (damages and restoration) -- 16.5cm. high; and a figure of a gentleman, modelled standing holding a cup in one hand and a pipe in the other, a barrel at his feet (damages and repair) -- 20.5cm. high, cirac 1845
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. E367, figs. 17 and 18.
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