Sunday, 31 July 2016

George I, an Ivory Bust by David Le Marchand

An Exceptionally Large Ivory Bust of George I.
David le Marchand (1674 - 1726).
Circa 1714.
Victoria and Albert Museum.
Inscribed 'Le Marchand ad Viv. Scul.'
Height: 37.5 cm whole, Height: 25 cm bust alone, Height: 13.5 cm pedestal
Bought from Alfred Spero for £175, 12A Regent Street, London, in 1931. Previously sold Waring and Gillow, 26 October 1920, lot 1075 ('a unique contemporary carved bust of Louis XVI...on ebonised pedestal').
Portrait medallion of George I (1660-1727) by David le Marchand (1674-1726); carved in ivory; signature; oval plaque on back.
George I
Ivory relief by David le Marchand
ad vivum
British Museum.
Wax portrait of George I
Probably Isaac Gosset
Victoria and Albert Museum.
Portrait of George I, King of England, almost half-length, head turned to the left, with long wig, armour, sash and cloak, in oval with below a lettered cartouche and regalia at right Etching and engraving
Portrait of George I.
Engraving by Pieter van Gunst.
Published by Marrebeeck.
Early Eighteenth Century
570 x 420 mm.
British Museum.

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