‘The Queen of Sheba’
‘The Queen of Sheba’
‘The Queen of Sheba’
‘The Queen of Sheba’

ELI JOHNSON (died 1881)

‘The Queen of Sheba’

c. 1879 England

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‘The Queen of Sheba’, A Large and Important White Carrera Marble Figure Sculpted by Eli Johnson.

This impressive white marble figure holds a casket in her right hand, her left holding back her drapery, and sporting a crown and ornate jewellery. The figure is raised on a circular integral base.

Eli Johnson (d. 1881), exhibited his marble of the Queen of Sheba in 1880 at the Yorkshire Fine Art Society, in The First Spring Exhibition. According to the exhibition catalogue it was on sale there for £157 10s (Cat. No. 722, p. 63).
'Queen of Sheba', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011.
Height 119.00 cm (46.85 inches)
Width 40.00 cm (15.75 inches)
Depth 35.00 cm (13.78 inches)
Stock Code
Carrera Marble
Inscribed ‘QUEEN OF SHEBA’, signed ‘ELI JOHNSON Fecit 1879’.
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