Maria Foote (The Little Jockey)
Stock No: 001085
Height: 6.5 Inches / 16.5 cm
Reference: Harding Book 1, Page 347, Fig 1310
A fine and well-modelled figure of a woman, possibly a portrait of Maria Foote as Arinette in ‘The Little Jockey’. She is standing on a circular gilt lined base, wearing a jockey’s cap, jacket, waistcoat, jodhpurs, and riding boots, a riding crop raised in her right hand. The source of this figure is a coloured theatrical portrait print, published by Orlando Hodgson, entitled ‘Miss Foote as the Little Jockey‘. The figure dates to c1830-35. The riding crop is a later addition, a hole in her right hand is fashioned as part of the modelling and would have had a prop originally.
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