Marble bust of a young lady as Flora by John Adams-ActonMarble bust of a young lady as Flora by John Adams-Acton

Marble bust of a young lady as Flora by John Adams-Acton

£ 12,850.00

Date:

1864

Origin:

England

Dimensions:

Height 55.00 cm.

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Marble Bust of a Young lady as Flora by John Adams-Acton (English, 1830-1910)
Signed and dated: JOHN ADAMS-ACTON FECT ROMA 1864 with inscription ELLEN A. HALL

White Marble

Provenance: Adams-Acton won the Royal Academy’s Gold Medal for sculpture in 1858 and his prize was to study in Rome under John Gibson, the important British Neoclassical sculptor. This bust of a young lady as Flora, Roman goddess of flowers and the Spring, was probably executed by Adams-Acton in Gibson’s studio in Rome, where he spent a successful period making portraits of Grand Tour patrons. The inscription, ‘Ellen A. Hall’, is probably the name of the sitter, who was most likely a young British tourist in Rome. Adams-Acton exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1854 until 1892, where his sitters included William Gladstone, Charles Dickens and Pope Leo XIII.

Literature: B. Read, Victorian Sculpture, Yale University Press, 1983

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