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Of Royal and Noble Descent

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After the model by Joseph Pitts (active 1830-1870)
British, dated 1949
BUST OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON
the base with a printed label to the top inscribed: Copy of Model under the direction of / Admiral Sir William Keller K.C.B. / from the painting by J. SHELL R.A. / in his possession, by / JOSEPH PITTS / LONDON / 1853. / modelled by D.N. CALLAGHAN R.N. / 24th November, 1949 at the R.N.C. / Dartmouth. 
brass, on an ebonised wood base
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Provenance

Dreweatt Neate, 7 September 2005, lot 160

Catalogue Note

The present bust was probably cast from scrap (gun) metal by officer trainee D.N. Callaghan at the Royal Navy College in Dartmouth. A common practice after World War II, scrap metal casting accounts for the weight of this bust. 

Of Royal and Noble Descent

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