Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Marble, signed in the integral base, presented atop a later decorative brass stand.
Sculpture only 21.5 in.
Joseph Gott began his artistic studies in London under John Flaxman at the young age of twelve. In 1822, he moved to Rome after receiving a nominal pension from Sir Thomas Lawrence, fourth president of the Royal Academy. Lawrence also arranged for Gott to meet the much admired Neoclassical sculptor, Antonio Canova. Gott and his workshop were very successful, with his sculptures of animals and children particularly sought after by English tourists on their Grand Tour.
Some minor roughness to top fold of drapery on child; .25 in. nick to child's cheek.
$2,000 - 4,000