Unique Bust of William Vincent Wallace Irish Composer: May ...



€3000 - €4000


Unique Bust of William Vincent Wallace

Irish Composer: May (W. Charles) Sculptor. A large terracotta bust of William Vincent Wallace, inventor of the Nocturne, born Waterford 1812, oval approx. 64cms x 51cms (25' x 20') mounted on a carved wooden board, approx. 106cms x 85cms.
* The original maquette for a proposed bronze bust of the composer which was to be erected in1912, as part of the Centenary Celebrations in his native city Waterford. The money for the bronze bust was collected by public subscription, paid over to the sculptor, but the finished article was never delivered. Together with a printed list of subscribes, the sculptor's sales Brochure and a large printed broadside 'The William Vincent Wallace Centenary.' As a lot, w.a.f. (1)

Auction Date: 27th Sep 2022 at 10:30am

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