Seated Woman

LL 157


Most of the sculpture in the Browning Sale (of which this sculpture was part) was by RW Barrett Browning, a sculptor and son of the poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. However, there was no attribution against lot 1270. Charles Avery (art historian and former Deputy Keeper of the Department of Sculpture at the V&A Museum), believes LL 157 to be a figure from a 16th-century Florentine monument. A more recent attritbution has been offered by the Italian academic, Maichol Clemente, who believes that LL 157 is by a late 17th-century Venetian School sculptor, and that it was in the Palazzo Rezzonico in Venice when the palace was in the possession of RW Barrett Browning.