Samuel Percy, Ludivina, Lady Stuart Menteith, profile to the right, wearing cream dress, spotted fichu and roses at her corsage, her hair powdered and worn long, sky background, crimson silk surround with gold tassels
Lot 7
Samuel Percy, Ludivina, Lady Stuart Menteith, profile to the right, wearing cream dress, spotted fichu and roses at her corsage, her hair powdered and worn long, sky background, crimson silk surround with gold tassels
Sold for £5,975 (US$ 9,914) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Samuel Percy (British, 1750-1820)
Ludivina, Lady Stuart Menteith, profile to the right, wearing cream dress, spotted fichu and roses at her corsage, her hair powdered and worn long, sky background, crimson silk surround with gold tassels
coloured wax in high relief
, turned and gilded frame, the reverse inscribed Lady Stuart Menteith/ died at Cheltenham and with trade label and collection label of Clarice W. Hamill
Oval, 155mm. (6 1/8ins.) high
Provenance: Mrs. A.E.Hamill, Lake Forest, Illinois
Literature: E.J.Pyke, A Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modellers, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973, p.104

Footnotes

  • The rare trade label on the reverse of the present lot instructs the owner to hold the wax at a specific angle, in order to view the profile at its best advantage.
    Ludivina, daughter of Thomas Loughman and Philidelphia (née Fergusson of Craigdarroch), married 13th September, 1791, Charles Granville Stuart Menteath of Closeburn (1769-1852), who was created a baronet in 1838. The surname Menteith appears in three spellings, Menteth, Menteith and Menteath.
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