Lot 16

Holme Cardwell

A carved white marble group of a classical shepherd youth
Rome, mid 19th century
signed Holme Cardwell Fecit, Roma and indistinctly dated
on later stone rectangular plinth
the figure 116cm high, the plinth 77cm high by 71cm wide by 48cm deep

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000
Hammer price: £15,000
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

th century executing commissions for English aristocracy doing the Grand Tour. Joseph Gott in particular, was renowned for his realistic portrayal of dogs, most especially whippets and greyhounds, which he often incorporated into classical groups as in this charming composition in which an Arcadian shepherd leans languorously on a staff with a dog gazing wistfully up at his master. 

Garden Statuary


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