A Marble Head of Admiral Lord Nelson

Origin

United Kingdom

Dates

1801 to 1805

Dimensions

H  18.00 inch (45.72 cm)  

Dimensions
H  18.00 inch (45.72 cm)  

Description

A Marble Head of Admiral Lord Nelson from a bust by or after Thaller and Ranson, circa 1801-1805 The antique condition life-size head shown looking forward and mounted on a later bronzed wooden plinth.

Height of head: 11” (28cm) Overall height: 18” (46cm)

Footnote: This head is by or after Franz Thaller’s and Matthias Ranson’s bust, Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson, 1801 and was discovered during renovation work in the grounds of Possingworth Park, Cross-in Hand, East Sussex, home of the collector and connoisseur Louis Huth.

We are indebted to Martyn Downer for researching this piece.

Provenance

Louis Huth, Possingworth Park, East Sussex

Condition

The nose with some damage.

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