terracotta head Roubilliac
Lot 175
Head of a Laughing Child: a terracotta sculpture, 18th century
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,521) inc. premium
Lot Details
Head of a Laughing Child: a terracotta sculpture, 18th century
Modelled with a smiling face looking to one side, probably after Louis-François Roubiliac, the facial features and curly hair carefully delineated, 22.3cm high (minor damage and restoration)

Footnotes

  • This sculpture shares origins with the important Chelsea head, lot 174 in this sale. Related examples are discussed by Dr Nicholas Penny, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 1540 to the Present Day, Vol 3 (1992) and Malcolm Baker, Roubiliac and Chelsea in 1745, ECC Transactions, Vol 16, pt 2, 1998, pp 222-225. See the footnote to lot 174 for further discussion and bibliography
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