Figure of a 19th Century Neoclassical Maiden after John Bell
A large bronzed Figure of a 19th Century neoclassical maiden Europe, the outstretched arm supporting a lamp. Well cast details, with a rich brown patina after John Bell
c. 1870
See JOHN BELL The Sculptor's Life and Works by Richard Barnes. See Page 183 Plate 83 Europe 48 ins Iron Coalbrookdale Company. The quality of the lamp-holding figure illustrated why the manufacturer employed Bell to elevate the status of cast iron. Museum of Iron Collection.
John Bell was born in 1811 and educated at Catfield rectory, Norfolk. He studied sculpture in the Royal Academy schools and exhibited his first work at the academy, a religious group, in 1832. The next year he exhibited A Girl at a Brook and John the Baptist at the academy, and two statuettes at the Suffolk Street Gallery, followed by Ariel in 1834. At the Royal Academy in 1836, he showed Psyche feeding a Swan and Youth, Spring, and Infancy.
Height83.00 inch(210.8 cm)

Width18.00 inch(45.7 cm)

Depth18.00 inch(45.7 cm)
Ref No. 5313
£18900.00
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