Thomas Henry Kendall: an important large carved oak figure of a maiden
Modelled standing and wearing flowing diaphanous robes, she wears a beaded headdress and carries an urn, set on a plain block base
Provenance: Acquired in 1957 at the dispersal sale of Thomas Henry Kendall's Chapel Street showroom and studio, thence by descent to the vendor.Footnote:
Exhib: Sotheby's Chester, 1983, item 6.
Footnote: Not thought to have been made as a specific commission, the figure remained in the Kendall studios in Chapel Street, Warwick, until its sale and dispersal in 1957. It is illustrated in The Connoisseur magazine, 1956, in a feature on the studio written by Denys Hinton and described as 'Figure bearing an urn'. When exhibited by Sotheby's in 1983 it was described as 'An Eastern Slave Girl'. Although part of the same collection, it was not submitted for auction the following year but retained by the owner, remaining unseen until now.
Sold for £3,600
Minor/negligible signs of age. Please refer to images.