Lot 208
Copeland Parian Bust of Princess Alexandra of Wales
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1863, for the Art Union of London, from a sculpture by Mary Thornycroft, porcelain portrait bust with hair in a bun, sash with prominent brooch with scarab, acorn, and oak leaves, labeled "ALEXANDRA" at the front, bust stands on a separate socle attached by a nut and bolt and impressed "ART UNION OF LONDON . MARY THORNYCROFT. Sc 1863," bust impressed on rear "PURD JUNE 1 1863" below incised WT Copeland signature.

15 x 8 1/2 in.

Private Collection, Jamestown, North Carolina

Alexandra of Denmark married Albert Edward in 1863, becoming Princess of Wales.

Staining and light marks to socle; staining to bust, mostly at bottom edge, light marks and scratches, tiny chips to bottom edge.