A rare 19thC Coade stone figure of Westmacott's Nymph. In beautiful condition, she is stamped ‘ Coade's Lambeth as the act directs 1831'.
The figure is modelled on an original marble of Venus attiring herself after the bath which was executed by the Rome trained sculptor Sir Richard Westmacott, RA and acquired for Castle Howard, Yorkshire, after exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1824. The nymph is clasping her zone - a belt or girdle worn by young girls in antiquity until their marriage.
Coade stone was founded in 1769 by Eleanor Coade and was employed by the leading architects of the time. It is both highly collectible and extremely durable.
Shown on a bespoke, turned wooden pedestal (64cm/25in high)