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COPY OF A MARBLE OF THOMAS WILLIAM COKE, 1st EARL OF LEICESTER of the Second Creation,
"Coke of Norfolk"

Signed and dated 1829

Provenance:  Inscribed  "Presented to Holkham as a mark of esteem By Chantrey Sc. 1829"

"Coke of Norfolk" introduced improvements in livestock and wheat farming on his estate at Holkham which raised his revenues tenfold.  He was also active as a patron of the arts.  In 1828 he ordered from Chantrey busts of himself and his great uncle, the builder of Holkham Hall.  The latter, completed in 1830 from a model by Roubiliac, cost 50, while Chantrey waived the agreed price of 157. 10s. for the former, when he presented it to Coke in 1828.  This bust is one of Chantrey's most handsome creations, and the touches of virtuoso texturing with chisel and rasp combined to produce a surface of considerable vitality.

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Height   76cm   30.75''            
                             
Width   64cm   22.5''            
                             
Depth   33cm   13''        
                 
 
 
   

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