4 Lead Putti
4 small lead putti, 1 boy and 3 girls.
1) Female - right hand on hip, weight on right leg, left hand holds a rose to her nose, overturned vase and flowers at her feet.
2) Female - weight on right leg, right hand raised to forehead, left hand holding a small garland of roses.
3) Male - wearing a hat and boots, left hand holding a bird.
4)Female - weight on left leg, both hands holding objects (fruit or fircone?), left hand one broken off.
All mounted on small stone plinths on either side of steps leading down to pond.
Purchased at sale in Epsom 1909. Described as C17th at time of sale, but considered unlikely by HC curators. Bears some stylistic resemblance to figures produced by John Cheere c. 1750, and may have been part of Van Nost's catalogue which John Cheere partly inherited.
Allegorical - precise meaning not known.
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