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Attributed to William Behnes

Portrait bust of boy, probably Charles William Lambton (1818-1831)

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Property removed from Fenton House to be sold on behalf of the 7th Earl of Durham

Attributed to William Behnes

Attributed to William Behnes

Portrait bust of boy, probably Charles William Lambton (1818-1831)

Portrait bust of boy, probably Charles William Lambton (1818-1831)

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

5,040

GBP

Property removed from Fenton House to be sold on behalf of the 7th Earl of Durham

Attributed to William Behnes

Portrait bust of boy, probably Charles William Lambton (1818-1831)


white marble, on a serpentine marble socle

42cm., 16½in. overall

Overall in very good condition with some surface dirt and wear consistent with age. There is a minor well-concealed area of fill to the tip of the nose. There are some small natural inclusions in the marble, notably to the right of the bridge of the nose. Minor natural veining in the marble, in particular to the chest and forehead. A few small chips and abrasions, including to the hair on the proper left side and to the truncation. Some plaster fill where the bust meets the socle. 


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William Behnes exhibited a bust at the Royal Academy in 1823 which may be identifiable with the present work.


Charles William Lambton was famously portrayed by Sir Thomas Lawrence seated in a fabulous red suit, which has led to its sobriquet as the ‘Red Boy’. The painting was recently acquired by The National Gallery in London. It was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1825, two years after the present bust.