Large marble figure of Queen of Sheba, Eli Johnson, 1879
Lot 225
Eli Johnson, British (Active 1878-1895) A large marble figure of the Queen of Sheba
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,329) inc. premium

Lot Details
Eli Johnson, British (Active 1878-1895) A large marble figure of the Queen of Sheba Eli Johnson, British (Active 1878-1895) A large marble figure of the Queen of Sheba
Eli Johnson, British (Active 1878-1895)
A large marble figure of the Queen of Sheba
Holding a casket in her right hand, her left holding back her drapery, wearing a crown and ornate jewellery, raised on a circular integral base inscribed QUEEN OF SHEBA, signed ELI JOHNSON Fecit 1879, 119cm high

Footnotes

  • Eli Johnson exhibited his marble of the Queen of Sheba in 1880 at the Yorkshire Fine Art Society, in The First Spring Exhibition. According to the exhibition catalogue it was on sale there for £157 10s (Cat. No. 722, p. 63).

    Johnson exhibited at the Royal Academy three times, each time with a portrait bust, as well as the Royal Manchester Institution, the Yorkshire Fine Art Society, the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Manchester Art Gallery.
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