A good 19th century Statuary marble portrait bust of young woman by the renowned Scottish portraitist Patric Park (1811-1855) dated 1846.
Signed on the reverse: Park, London 1846
As a young man Patrick Parc went to Italy and trained for two years under Bertal Thorvalsden where he developed an interest in the heroic nude which influenced some of his later projects. However he was best known for his portrait busts and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1836 and the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh from 1839. He also showed work at the British Institution, the Society of British Artists, the West of Scotland Academy and the Royal Manchester Institution. Upon his death one obituary writer commented ‘that all his works were marked by a vigorous originality, a grace of style and a delicate beauty of finish which few ever equalled’