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Dated 1908

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  • Xupes Reference SC1212001
  • Age Dated 1908
  • Condition The item is offered in excellent original condition without loss, damage or restoration. A stunning and rare find from this highly sought after artist!  View More Details



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  • We offer this unusual and rare framed plaster cast bust of Elizabeth Mary Piggott by Sydney William Carline (1888-1929) dated 1908. Sydney was the son of acclaimed painter George F Carline and studied at the Slade School from 1907-10 the period during which this piece was made. He served during the war and was appointed official war artist to the RAF in 1918. He exhibited extensively after the war and was renowned for his painting and drawing and today his work is highly sought after. His work is held in many major collections including the Tate. Works in clay are however rare. The bust has been very finely moulded from a wax portrait and portrays the sitter in a side profile relief as an elderly lady with the artist signature along the lower side along with the date 1908. The plaster cast is exceptionally well detailed and contained in an oval oak frame with a gilding applied to the inside edge. The frame has detailed provenance written in ink to the back and believed to have been completed by the artist.

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