A Marble Head of Admiral Lord Nelson from a bust

GBP 12,500.00

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Object Description

A Marble Head of Admiral Lord Nelson from a bust by or after Thaller and Ranson, circa 1801-1805

the antique condition life-size head shown looking forward and mounted on a later bronzed wooden plinth. The nose with some damage.

Height of head: 11” (28cm) Overall height: 18” (46cm)

Footnote: This head is by or after Franz Thaller’s and Matthias Ranson’s bust, Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson, 1801 and was discovered during renovation work in the grounds of Possingworth Park, Cross-in Hand, East Sussex, home of the collector and connoisseur Louis Huth.
We are indebted to Martyn Downer for researching this piece.

Object History

Louis Huth, Possingworth Park, East Sussex

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:18 inches
  • year
    1801 - 1805

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