Pair of Sphinxes by Unknown Artist

A pair of George III carved stone sphinxes, one looking to the left, the other to the right.


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.

Venue details

Soho House Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, Birmingham West Midlands B18 5LB 0121 348 8000

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