A incredibly beautiful Carrara marble bust of Queen Victoria by the British sculptor Matthew Noble (23 March 1817 - 23 June 1876)
Noble exhibited the first (one of three made) at The Royal Academy in 1854 which now resides in the Royal Collection Trust. One was made for the Great Hall in Manchester, the third which have here in our collection.
Noble was a leading British portrait sculptor carver of monumental figures and busts memorialising Victorian era Royalty and Statesmen. Works are displayed in locations such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Parliament Square.
Queen Victoria is depicted looking left and would once have been wearing a crown.
Upon her original socle signed with Nobles’ signature and date of creation. Engraved “VICTORIA” to her back.
She is patinated and time-worn after over 150 years of being exposed to the elements giving the piece a real ethereal beauty.
Provenance originally from a Cotswold Country House.
(Does not include French Sectional stone Plinth seen here, available separately)