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The Estate of Peter H. Tillou | Day 2

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 536

Victor Gleichen Marble Bust

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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(or Count Gleichen, Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, England/German, 1833-1891)

Portrait bust of a Deputy Lieutenant of an English County, 1877, signed "G/1877", carved marble, 30 x 19-1/2 x 10 in.

Note: Count Gleichen, Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg was the son of Queen Victoria's half sister, he served in the Royal Navy He commanded several ships before retiring from active service in 1866, at which time he became a sculptor. He began to exhibit in the Royal Academy of Arts' summer exhibitions, often entering several sculptures at a time. Gleichen exhibited in the years around 1877 with sculptures of Lord Harlech (1430), Baron de Vahl (1434), Commander Goodenough (See:, and Mr. Headly (1454). It is not known if this sculpture was one that was exhibited. The uniform worn by the sitter is that of a Deputy Lieutenant of an English county, a largely ceremonial civil appointment as deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of a county, acting as local representative of the Crown. The rose on the epaulettes denotes an English county, Scottish, Irish and Welsh having their own appropriate devices.

Brunk Auctions would like to thank Christopher Bryant for his assistance in identifying the uniform.

Provenance: The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut


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