Bust of Maria Foote as Venus c1832

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Bust of Maria Foote as Venus c1832


Stock No: 000895


Height: 7.7 Inches / 20 cm


Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Book 4, Page 243, Fig 200.102


A very fine portrait bust of Maria Foote as Venus. “Venus” is painted on the reverse of the figure as you can see by turning the bust around with our 360 degree viewing facility. On December 26 1832, Miss Foote debuted as Venus in Paphian Bower, or Venus and Adonis. This example has an unusual silver lustre marbled effect on a round base. A beautiful bust of a famously beautiful actress and performer in perfect condition with no damage,  repairs or restoration.