After Matthew Noble, British (1817-1876) A 19th century marble bust of Dr Robert Bentley Todd
Lot 77
After Matthew Noble, British (1817-1876) A 19th century marble bust of Dr Robert Bentley Todd
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,984) inc. premium
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Lot Details
After Matthew Noble, British (1817-1876) A 19th century marble bust of Dr Robert Bentley Todd
wearing a bow tie and jacket, inscribed to the reverse ROBERT BENTLE TODD M NOBLE SC. 1864, on a cylindrical socle,74cm high (29.5" high) the pedestal 101cm high (40" high).

Footnotes

  • Noble exhibited prolifically at the Royal Academy between 1845 and 1876. His first great success came when he won the commission to produce the Duke of Wellington monument in Manchester in 1856, beating off stiff competition from older, more experienced sculptors. The monument was received with great critical acclaim and helped him to win a further commissioned to design and produce the Albert Memorial of Manchester, which he completed between 1862 and 1865. He also produced numerous portraits of Queen Victoria, one of which was reproduced in Parian ware.

    The present bust is a later or possibly workshop copy of Noble's portrait bust of Dr Todd which was executed in 1860 and is now in the Museum of the Royal College of Physicians.

    Literature: R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, The Abbey Library, London, page 275.
    D. Bilbey & M. Trusted, British Sculpture 1470-2000, V&A Publications, London, 2002, page 347.
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