James Sadler (Balloonist)

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James Sadler (Balloonist)

 

Stock No: 000935

 

Height: 8.5 Inches / 21.5 cm

 

Reference: Harding Book 1, Page 77, Fig 176

 

A fine figure of James Sadler the balloonist seated in a chair on a shaped gilt lined base, his left hand resting on a book a pillar below, his right hand resting on his leg with spectacles (over painted in this example but noted on similar figures), wearing a jacket, waistcoat, breeches, and stockings. This figure has often been named as a portrait of William Huntington and were it not for the recently found painting of Mr Sadler, this attribution may have stayed.

Current Condition: Professional invisible restoration to lower left arm and hand.