Period Regency Neoclassical Bust of a Man by the Sculptor, Samuel Joseph. In very good condition with a loss to patination which creates a wonderful look and presence. Hand scribed “Published by S. Joseph August 1st 1823”. Cast and hand worked. Joseph Barry , best known for his monument to William Wilberforce in Westminster Abbey, studied under sculptor Peter Rouw the Younger, and at the Royal Academy schools. He gained a reputation for his portrait busts and medallions. Joseph was interested in phrenology and he produced a series of life masks of notorious criminals, including the murderers Burke and Hare. His highly naturalistic portrait busts reflect this interest, at odds with the ideal classicism prevalent in his day. In 1823, Joseph went to Edinburgh, where he became one of the founders of the Royal Scottish Academy, before returning to London in 1828. Joseph was a cousin of portrait painter George Francis Joseph. In Collections of the National Portrait Gallery



Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)
Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Depth: 11 in. (27.94 cm)

Style: Regency (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Plaster
Place of Origin: England
Period: Early 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1823

Wear consistent with age and use. Patination is at a loss which yields that most endearing look.

Seller Location
Essex, MA