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Lot 312

Thomas Stuart Burnett ARSA, Scottish, 1853-1888, a bronze portrait relief of Thomas Carlyle,...

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Lot 312

Thomas Stuart Burnett ARSA, Scottish, 1853-1888, a bronze portrait relief of Thomas Carlyle,...

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Estimate: £250 - £350

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 312


Thomas Stuart Burnett ARSA, Scottish, 1853-1888, a bronze portrait relief of Thomas Carlyle, with cast signature and date T.S. Burnett /86, the plaque - 25 x 21.3cm, in a contemporary stained oak frame; together with the same portrait in copper, with cast signature and date Stuart Burnett aRSa 1886, the plaque - 32.5 x 24.5cm; and a copper portrait relief after the same artist of William Ewart Gladstone, with cast signature and date Stuart Burnett aRSa 1886, the plaque - 31 x 22.8cm (3)

Provenance: The bronze plaque of Thomas Carlyle - Lawrence Armstrong-Davis, Arundel, Sussex.  
                     The Property of the Late Reverend John Watson.    


Note: Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, was a Scottish essayist, historian and philosopher, who was a leading writer of the Victorian era and had a profound influence on philosophy, art and literature in the 19th century.  

William Ewart Gladstone FRS FSS, 1809-1898, was a British statesman and Liberal politician, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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