Sir Thomas Farrell RHA PHRA (Irish, 1827-1900),
Sir Arthur Edward Guinness Bt, 1st Baron Ardilaun (1840-1915),
a marble portrait bust, carved wearing fur-trimmed robes, a tasselled jacket and a lace neckerchief, on a socle plinth, inscribed to the reverse 'Sir Arthur Edward Guinness Bt, Baron Ardilaun, born 1 Nov 1840' and 'Thomas Farr',
together with a Siena marble column,
with white marble bands, grey marble octagonal top and base,
110cm high (2)
Provenance: The Guinness Brewery.
Sir Thomas Farrell (1827-1900) was the third son of Terence Farrell and the most successful sculptor in Ireland in the second half of the 19th century. Thomas studied first in his father's studio and then at the modelling school of the Royal Dublin Society from 1842. He exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy for over fifty years and was elected its President in 1893. Farrell was responsible for many public statues in Dublin, including a bronze statue of Sir Arthur in 1891, placed at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, on which this appears to be based.
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Sold for £30,000
Crack to the back. Plinth with chips to top and base edges.
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Auction: The Guinness Sale at Elveden, 14th Sep, 2023
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