Rudolph Schadow (1786 – 1822) was a German-born sculptor who travelled to Italy at the tender age of 10 to begin his artistic education. Schadow's style was greatly influenced by the work of Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorvaldsen. This piece is a reproduction of the head from Rudolph Schadow’s 'The Spinner'. Schadow’s sculpture depicts a young girl spinning, which proved extremely popular among those visiting Rome in the early 1800s. On its own it's a sculpture and a pair make a really interesting set of bookends.
Timothy Richards makes architectural models in plaster. He has built a collection of over 200 models, now in his tenth workshop, he remains the only person living to have developed such work. The origins of this quality of plasterwork date back to the Fouquet’s who worked in Paris between 1780 and 1830. Tim has built a network of collectors in America and England over a quarter of a century.
Weight 2 kg