London, South Kensington
15 March 2001
A figure of William Penn
Thomas Parr, modelled wearing a black hat, a long dark-blue coat, yellow waistcoat and black breeches, modelled standing holding a deed with a seal attached in his right hand, on a rocky mound above a oval base, mid 19th century (his head re-glued, and other minor damages) -- 21cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures Of The Victorian Era (1970), p. D326, fig. 6.
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
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