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William Wetmore Story

Self-portrait Bust

William Wetmore Story

William Wetmore Story

Self-portrait Bust

Self-portrait Bust

William Wetmore Story

American

1819 - 1895

Self-portrait Bust


signed and dated: W.W. STORY / ROME 1887

white marble

68cm., 26 3/4 in.

Overall the condition of the marble is very good, with dirt and minor wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a minor dirt to the surface. There are a few naturally occurring inclusions which have been filled, notably one to the proper left nostril, one to the proper left eyelid, one to the proper left earlobe, and one to the top edge of the hat at the front. There is a small area of possible inclusions with some dirt to the proper left side of the chest. There are a few small white paint marks, notably to the back. There are a few minor abrasions around the edges, and one to the collar at the back. The truncation at the back is inscribed in pencil below the signature: PRESENTED BY WALDO STORY (crossed out) / Rimane a Roma


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Thomas Waldo Story;
by direct family descent;
Sotheby's London, 25 May 2016, lot 38;
acquired at the above by the present owner