A pair of George III carved stone sphinxes, one looking to the left, the other to the right.
Pair of Sphinxes by Unknown Artist, 1795
© Soho House
- 105.5 x 127 x 62.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £79,936 ( Total: £285,485; Tax remission; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
Each one crouching and carved with a lambrequin saddle-cloth.
Supplied to Matthew Boulton for the gardens at Soho House for the 'Sphinx Walk' by Edward Gray Saunders, 1795; moved from Soho House to another Boulton family home mid 19th Century; sold as part of this estate to the present vendor.
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