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A large and impressive Parian bust of Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, from Weigall, c 1852. The modelling is very crisp and fine. The socle is integrated with the bust. 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 27 Somerset Street‘. The sittings would have taken place about a year before Wellington’s death in September 1852 at the age of 83. The bust has no manufacturer’s mark but is identical to the bust by Coalbrookdale (aka John Rose & Co (later Coalport)).
Height 33cm (13“)
The bust is illustrated in the “Parian Phenomenon” Page 244 fig 820.