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25 June 2019 | 10:30am

Fine Sculpture, Early Works of Art and Garden Ornament

Lot 13

A sculpted limestone architectural fragment with the profile visage of a bearded man

Estimate £400 - £600 + fees



A sculpted limestone architectural fragment with the profile visage of a bearded man, 14th / 15th century, portrayed with almond shaped eye, backswept hair and unkempt beard, beneath a stylised foliate quatrefoil; later mounted within an ebonised softwood frame


The fragment 32cm high, 15cm wide, 11cm deep; the overall dimensions 37cm high, 29.5cm wide, 17cm deep


And a fragmentary sculpted limestone head of a king, 13th century, issuing from an integral flat backing


28cm high, 18cm wide, 15cm deep


PROVENANCE:


Previously in the collection of the late Professor Charles Reginald Dodwell, Pilkington Professor of History of Art and Director of Whitworth Gallery, Manchester University 1966-89; and thence by descent


The second item in the lot was, by family repute, given to Professor Dodwell during renovation work to the West Front at Wells Cathedral, Somerset