25 October 2007
A ROYAL CROWN DERBY RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
Date cypher for 1882, iron-red crowned monogram mark, signed James. Platts.
Finely painted with a bust-length portrait of a brunette beauty in Renaissance dress and plumed fur-lined hat
10¾ x 8 in. (27.3 x 20.2 cm.), within a gilt and ebonized wood frame
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James Platt, British ( - 1888) is listed at Royal Crown Derby, Osmaston Road, as responsible for painting figures in enamels as well as gold.
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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