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Stunning Classical Lady 'The Stepping Stone' Marble

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This is a beautiful sculpture called "The Stepping Stones" after Edward W Wyon, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

There is a further engraving which bears the name Diletantti.
The sculpture is made from high quality marble dust.

The sculpture would look amazing in any surroundings.


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 47 x Width 17 x Depth 22

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 6 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 9 inches

Edward W Wyon ( 1811-1885 ) - studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1829. Among his commissions were works intended for reproduction by Wedgwood and numerous portrait busts.

He executed reliefs for Drapers' Hall, London (1866), and two caryatids for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1874).

He was commissioned by Art Union of London in 1856 to produce 'Stepping Stones”.

His works dates are usually the year a work was exhibited so may differ from date of production. 
New entries have been made each time a work was exhibited.

He exhibited at:

The International Exhibition, London, 1862

International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures, Dublin, 1865

The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, The Eighty-Seventh, 1855

Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations (London), 1851

The Dilettante Society or Dilettanti is a society of noblemen and scholars which sponsors the study of ancient Greek and Roman art, and the creation of new work in the style. The society was established in 1734 by a group of people who had been on Ground Tour. The group, initially led by Francis Dashwood, contained several dukes and was later joined by Joshua ReynoldsDavid GarrickUvedale Price and Richard Payne Knight, among others.

Today The Society has 60 members, elected by secret ballot. An induction ceremony is held at a London Brook's club. It makes annual donations to the British Schools in Rome and Athens, and a separate fund set up in 1984 provides financial assistance for visits to classical sites and museums.

Marble dust is combined with cement or synthetic resins to make reconstituted or cultured marble. The appearance of marble can be simulated with faux marbling, a painting technique that imitates the stone's colour patterns.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 04929

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