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Sculptor, b. 1885 - d. 1970

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      • CLARE SHERIDAN (BRITISH 1885-1970)
        Apr. 25, 2021

        CLARE SHERIDAN (BRITISH 1885-1970)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        CLARE SHERIDAN (BRITISH 1885-1970) Bust of Lenin, 1922 bronze with brown patina 29 x 21 cm (11 3/8 x 8 1/4 in.) signed lower right; signed, dated, stamped with copyright symbol and dedicated on verso: Contributed to / Friends of Soviet Russia / For Famine Relief RELATED LITERATURE For this model, see Russian portraits by Clare Sheridan (London: Jonathan Cape, 1921), as Lenin (bust) p. (114) 119 (illustrated) LOT NOTES Clare Sheridan Sheridan was a prominent sculptor, journalist and writer, best known for creating busts for notable sitters and as a cousin of Sir Winston Churchill. In 1910 she married Wilfred (William) Frederick Sheridan, with whom she had two daughters. When her daughter Elizabeth died in 1914, Sheridan was moved to commemorate her grave with a small weeping angel sculpture, and so, history has it, begun her sculpting career. Sheridan then moved from London to France to study under John Tweed (1869-1933) and Professor Edouard Lanteri (1848-1917). She was commercially successful, earning commissions like a portrait bust of H.H. Asquith for the Oxford Union. In the summer of 1920 Sheridan was invited by the first Soviet Russian trade delegation to travel to Russia to make busts of revolutionaries. Once in Russia, she stayed in the Kremlin for two months, sculpting Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Felix Dzerzhinsky and Lev Kamenev. (Her affairs with some sitters further amplified her notoriety). Back in London, Churchill and the London Society shunned her, leading to her move to America in 1921 (where she again made headlines for her relationship with Charlie Chaplin). On her second trip to Russia in 1923, she was declared 'persona non grata'. She returned to London in 1924 by a cross-continental journey, recording her travels in her 1925 memoirs, Across Europe with Santaella. Under suspicion by MI5 (whose file noted that she conducted herself in an anti-English and disloyal manner in various foreign countries), she moved to Algeria, where she lived for the next decade. She continued working and writing through the end of her life. CONDITION The sculpture appears in good original condition. Overall surface dust visible to the naked eye. Minor patina to the inscription on verso. No significant issues to report otherwise. N.B. All lots are sold in as-is condition at the time of sale. Please note that any condition statement regarding works of art is given as a courtesy to our clients in order to assist them in assessing the condition. The report is a genuine opinion held by Shapiro Auctions and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report or a photograph does not preclude the absence of defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. Shapiro Auctions, LLC., including its consultants and agents, shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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      • Sheridan (Clare)
        Oct. 16, 2019

        Sheridan (Clare)

        Est: £150 - £200

        Sheridan (Clare) Small group of autograph letters signed ('Clare Sheridan') addressed to Colonel Nicholson from Paris, one asking the recipient to come and see her and adding "Paris is dull and empty, one turns to look with astonishment if one hears English spoken in the street. It is more than ever a Ville de Province, but with such charm! I adore it", one page, 4to, 7 January 1935; in March she writes "I am to have an exhibition at the Bonjean Gallery and my book (Nuda Veritas) in French comes out at the same time. In normal times this should  be profitable, but the crisis here is so acute one hardly dares to hope for success (I mean material!). I have just finished the bust of Keyserling who passed through Paris last week and I believe it's my chef-d'œuvre", six pages, stapled together, 8vo, 11 March 1935; in another missive she thanks Nicholson for his letters and also says about her forthcoming exhibition "Naturally I am anxious and wondering if it is worthwhile. Perhaps...I shall never sculpt again after this. It depends on the result", two pages, 4to, 28 May 1935 (4)

        Chiswick Auctions
      • Clare Sheridan , a bronze bust of a man, brown patination
        Feb. 24, 2016

        Clare Sheridan , a bronze bust of a man, brown patination

        Est: £400 - £600

        Clare Sheridan (British, 1885-1970), a bronze bust of a man, brown patination, signed in the maquette and dated 1924, on an ebonised wood plinth, 53.5cm high overall Provenance: From Cherkley Court, former home of Lord Beaverbrook

        Dreweatts 1759
      • CLARE CONSUELO SHERIDAN, nee FREWEN (1885-1970) Br
        Sep. 15, 2015

        CLARE CONSUELO SHERIDAN, nee FREWEN (1885-1970) Br

        Est: £800 - £1,200

        CLARE CONSUELO SHERIDAN, nee FREWEN (1885-1970) British Bust of Pan Bronze with mid-green patination Signed and dated 1944 22 cm high

        Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
      • Clare Sheridan, British 1885-1970- Head of a child
        Jun. 30, 2015

        Clare Sheridan, British 1885-1970- Head of a child

        Est: £250 - £350

        Clare Sheridan, British 1885-1970- Head of a child; plaster, signed to the underside, 27cm wide, (may be subject to Droit de Suite) Provenance: gifted by the artist to Shirley Eshelby and thence by descent, associated letters, cards, photos and exhibition catalogues accompany the lot Note: Clare Sheridan was a cousin of Sir William Churchill whom she sculpted along with other famous political figures including Lenin and Trotsky. Please note this piece was gifted by Shirley Eshelby rather than Shirley E Shelby. Please note Clare Sheridan was a cousin of Sir Winston Churchill rather than William.

      • Clare Sheridan (1885-1970). A carved walnut triptych with applique silver and copper decoration, 23.5 x 14.5ins (closed)
        May. 09, 2012

        Clare Sheridan (1885-1970). A carved walnut triptych with applique silver and copper decoration, 23.5 x 14.5ins (closed)

        Est: £1,500 - £2,500

        Clare Sheridan (1885-1970). A carved walnut triptych with applique silver and copper decoration, the exterior carved with two angels, the interior with Virgin Mary and Christ Child above a banner inscribed 'Ave Gratia Plena', paper label verso, 'Triptyck by Clare Sheridan 1953', silver makers mark WG, London, 1953, 23.5 x 14.5ins (closed)

        Feb. 07, 2012


        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        A CLARE SHERIDAN (1885-1970) PATINATED BRONZE 1950 modelled and cast as a hand holding a baby's head, signed in thew maquette Clare Sheridan 1950, wood base 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high

      • Clare Sheridan (1885-1970)
        Jul. 14, 2011

        Clare Sheridan (1885-1970)

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Clare Sheridan (1885-1970) Sir Winston Churchill signed, inscribed, dated and numbered 'Clare Sheridan/Dec. 1942 3 /cast for the Jaeger Cυo' (on the collar) bronze with a green patina 17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) high, excluding the marble base

      • Clare Sheridan (British, 1885-1970)
        Nov. 29, 2005

        Clare Sheridan (British, 1885-1970)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Bust of a young woman inscribed 'Clare Sheridan' (on the reverse) bronze with dark brown and verdigris patina 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high, on a marble base, 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high (2)

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