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.