The present marble was formerly owned by Sir Dhunjibhoy Bomanji, Kt. and his wife Lady Bomanji, Indian industrialists with homes in Bombay, Windsor and Harrogate. After her husband's death, Lady Bomanji resided in the family home in the elegant Yorkshire Spa town of Harrogate, where this sculpture was eventually placed. Before the house was sold in 2013, it was said to resemble a time warp from the 1920's, a relic of a lost era. Lady Bomanji was a major figure in the social life of Harrogate and was affectionately known by its townsfolk as 'Lady Harrogate'. A sculpture from the Bomanji collection was donated to the town, and now sits in its main square, outside the famous Betty's tearooms.
E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintures sculptures dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays par un group d'écrivains spécialistes français et étrangers, Paris, 1999, vol. 10, p. 828
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