A Bow figure of Kitty Clive, circa 1750-52
Lot 67
A Bow figure of Kitty Clive, circa 1750-52
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,560) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Bow figure of Kitty Clive, circa 1750-52
In the role of Mrs Riot from David Garrick's farce 'Lethe', particularly crisply modelled and standing upon a square base, wearing a lace cap and frill around her neck, a spaniel under her right arm, her left arm grasping the folds of her voluminous panniered dress, 26cm high (head restuck, cracks and minor losses)

Footnotes

  • Lethe, or Aesop in the Shades was David Garrick's first play and premiered in April 1740. Kitty Clive first came to fame in 1728 in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. She took the role of Mrs Riot in the revised version of Lethe performed in 1749. The Bow model is derived from a mezzotint by Charles Mosley after a drawing by Thomas Worlidge, reproduced by Rosalie Wise Sharp, Ceramics, Ethics and Scandal (2002), p.125.
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