Marble bust of a young lady as Flora by John Adams-Acton

Marble bust of a young lady as Flora by John Adams-Acton

1864 England

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Marble Bust of a Young lady as Flora by John Adams-Acton (English, 1830-1910)
Signed and dated: JOHN ADAMS-ACTON FECT ROMA 1864 with inscription ELLEN A. HALL

White Marble
Adams-Acton won the Royal Academy's Gold Medal for sculpture in 1858 and his prize was to study in Rome under John Gibson, the important British Neoclassical sculptor. This bust of a young lady as Flora, Roman goddess of flowers and the Spring, was probably executed by Adams-Acton in Gibson's studio in Rome, where he spent a successful period making portraits of Grand Tour patrons. The inscription, 'Ellen A. Hall', is probably the name of the sitter, who was most likely a young British tourist in Rome. Adams-Acton exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1854 until 1892, where his sitters included William Gladstone, Charles Dickens and Pope Leo XIII.
B. Read, Victorian Sculpture, Yale University Press, 1983
Height 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
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