A rare Derby figure of Field Marshal Conway, circa 1765
Lot 116
A rare Derby figure of Field Marshal Conway, circa 1765
£1,200 - 1,500
US$ 2,000 - 2,500
Lot Details
A rare Derby figure of Field Marshal Conway, circa 1765
Modelled standing wearing a military uniform and resting his weight on a cannon behind him, his right arm raised to his side grasping a baton, a putto at his feet holding a shield bearing the device of a Saracen's Head en grisaille, standing upon a scrollwork base picked out in gilding and turquoise, 30.5cm high, patch marks (baton restored)

Footnotes

  • Field Marshal Henry Seymour Conway (1721 – 9 July 1795) brother of the 1st Marquess of Hertford, and cousin of Horace Walpole was a British general and statesman. He began his military career in the War of the Austrian Succession, and rose to the position of Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. A similar figure in the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated by Barrett and Thorpe, Derby Porcelain (1971), col. pl. D and by Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures (1990), pl. 91.
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