14 June 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,058
GBP 400 - GBP 600
A Staffordshire figure of John Philip Kemble as 'Hamlet'
Thomas Parr, wearing plumed round hat, shirt, short trunks and hose, a cloak over both shoulders, modelled standing holding a skull in his left hand, which he points at with his right index finger, on shaped oval base, titled in black Alas Poor Yorick, circa 1852 (some overpainting and light flaking to enamels) -- 29cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. E361, fig. 6.
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A look at the photographer whose raw, honest images captured the creative spirit of 1980s New York's downtown scene
Executed while in the asylum of Saint Paul de Mausole, this late work — offered on 15 May — is the only one in the series painted en plein air