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John (1853) Donoghue (1853 - 1903)

Lot 1212: AMERICAN BRONZE FIGURE OF SOPHOCLES CELEBRATING THE VICTORY AT SALAMIS AFTER JOHN DONOGHUE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Bonhams

March 15, 1988
San Francisco, CA, US

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The monumental standing figure nude but for sandals, holding a tortoiseshell and horn lyre in one outstretched arm, the other arm poised above, raised on a rectangular plinth inscribed in Greek " SOPHOCLES/SALAMIS", further inscribed "J. Donoghue", weathered green patina. Height 44 1/2 inches (1.13 m.) See Illustration Another casting of this model sold in these rooms, June 10, 1987, lot 1885. John Donoghue (1853-1903) won first prize at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, in 1893 for another casting of this model.

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