Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland

Ref: 1243
  • Sculptor

    Attributed to Lucius Gahagan (1773-1855)

  • Detail

    Polychromed terracotta

    62 xm (high)

    English, circa 1820-25

  • Provenance

    Private collection, UK until 1958; H. Blairman & Sons; Lady Baillie, Leeds Castle (purchased 15 July 1958, described as Duke of Kent), and by descent until 2013

  • Literature

    Lowell Libson, British Art (2014), pp. 46-49

  • Notes

    This flamboyantly attired representation of the Duke of Northumberland probably relates to the extravagant celebrations for the coronation of George IV.  The Duke was much involved with the ensuing procession and banquet, which involved the wearing of fanciful antiquarian costume.