A Marble bust of Apollo Belvedere by Joseph Wilton (1722 - 1803).
Signed and Dated 1758.
Christies Online Auction, Lot 60, 2 - 16 June 2022.
The Apollo Belvedere was a model to which Wilton returned frequently.
In 1780, he made a life size copy of the model which is today at Sledmere House in Yorkshire. He later combined the model with a Venus de' Medici to form a pair at Wilton House in Wiltshire.
11 1⁄2 in. (29.2 cm.) high, the bust; 14 3⁄4 in. (37.5 cm.) high, on socle.
Inscribed and dated 'I. WILTON .f:t 1758.' on the reverse.
Christie's London, 22 May 2014.
Attributed by Christies to Joseph Wilton.
21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) high, overall.
Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782); Wentworth collection; and by descent, until sold; Christie's London, 15 July 1986, lot 89, where acquired.
The Getty Museum, Wentworth Woodhouse, Apollo Belvedere.
Described as Workshop of Joseph Wilton.
75.6 cms (29 3/4 in.).
Possibly March 1762 - 1782.
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd marquis of Rockingham (1730 - 1782) (Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England)
Possibly acquired from Joseph Wilton in March 1762, previously on display in the Upper Room, South Tower of Wentworth Woodhouse, by inheritance to his nephew William Wentworth fourth Earl Fitzwilliam.
Source: Gunnis, Dictionary, 1968, p. 277. Penny, 1991, p. 16, refers to Gunnis, mentions vouchers for the acquisition date and the 1782 inventory for the location.
1782 - 1833.
William Wentworth, 4th earl Fitzwilliam, English, 1748 - 1833 (Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire).
1833 - 1986 -Wentworth Fitzwilliam Family (Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England)
1986 - 1987, with Dealer Cyril Humphris, S.A.
Sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1987.