A large and impressive Parian bust of Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, by Coalbrookdale, from Weigall, c 1852. This bust has the following engraved on the back: ‘Modelled from sittings taken on August 6, 9 and 11 & Nov 18 1851 by H Weigall and manufactured at Coalbrookdale. AB & RP Daniell London.‘ The sittings would have taken place about a year before Wellington’s death in September 1852 at the age of 83. “Coalbrookdale” was occasionally used by the company John Rose & Co (later Coalport). Daniell was a prominent London retailer of porcelain. Height 34½cm (13¼“)
The bust is illustrated in the “Parian Phenomenon” Page 244 fig 820.
Condition Very good.
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