An important Wood family equestrian group, circa 1785

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Lot 282*
An important Wood family equestrian group, circa 1785

Sold for £ 4,000 (US$ 5,037) inc. premium
An important Wood family equestrian group, circa 1785
Modelled as a man dressed as a Roman centurion riding on a rearing horse, his costume picked out in pale green and blue, the horse with a brown coat and supported by a trunk applied with sieved clay, the rectangular classical base washed in green on the upper surface, 38cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Leo Kaplan Collection

    This magnificent model is traditionally identified as the Duke of Cumberland, see Leslie B Grigsby, English Pottery (1990) for another example from the Henry Weldon Collection. See also Sir Harold Mackintosh, Early English Figure Pottery (1938), frontispiece and pages 34 and 81 where it is suggested that the figure represents William III.
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