London, South Kensington
15 March 2001
A figure of Pope Pius IX
Sampson Smith, wearing skull-cap, knee-length vestment and trousers, his right hand raised in blessing, two books upon a plinth to his right, on a shaped oval base titled in gilt His Holiness the Pope, circa 1875 (light rubbing to gilt and crazing) -- 44cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures Of The Victorian Era (1970), p. D326. fig. 7.
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