The first life-size figure modelled by Gibson in Rome as a pupil of Canova; in the neoclassical tradition.

This example was the second commission in marble, done for Algernon Percy, Lord Prudhoe (later 4th Duke of Northumberland) before 1841. Statue on a rectangular marble pedestal, with an inscription in bronze letters on the front 'REPOSE', 1818-1819.

Provenance

Lord Prudhoe, Stanwick Park, Yorkshire; Dukes of Northumberland, Syon Park, Middlesex; Christie's 29/9/88, lot 307.


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