The Rous Lench Collection, sold, Sotheby's, London, July 1, 1986, lot 137, bearing collection label no. 411
The Harriet Carlton Goldweitz Collection
The exact source for this unusual figure is unknown. A somewhat differently modelled Greek bronze of the subject exists in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, and this and other later bronze versions are discussed by Leslie B. Grigsby, The Henry H. Weldon Collection, English Pottery 1650-1800, pp. 326-327, no. 183, where the author illustrates a bronze example together with a white salt-glazed figure of the present type and a Staffordshire lead-glazed figure of a different form.
A similar white salt-glazed stoneware example was in the Collection of Jean and Kenneth Chorley, sold at Christie's, New York, January 25, 1993, lot 135; and another was offered at Phillips, London, June 13, 2000, lot 180.
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