ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS WOOLNER (1825-1892) BRITISH, 19TH CENTURY | PORTRAIT OF A MAN, POSSIBLY SIR STAMFORD RAFFLES
Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800 GBP
ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS WOOLNER (1825-1892)
BRITISH, 19TH CENTURY
PORTRAIT OF A MAN, POSSIBLY SIR STAMFORD RAFFLES
plaster, in an ebonised wood glazed frame
41cm., 16¼in. overall
Overall the condition of the plaster is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few lacunae, in particular to the hair. There are a few minor chips, including to the background on the left side and to the edges of the collar. There is minor stable splitting to the wood frame, consistent with the material, and there is minor craquelure and a few chips to the paint. There are some whitish dirt marks and spots to the frame on the right side. Please note the plaster has not been examined outside of the glazed frame.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Thomas Woolner executed a monumental figure of Sir Stamford Raffles in 1887, which shows a figure with similar facial features as the present lot. The distinctive facial hair can be seen on other portraits of Raffles of the time.