“Sappho” by William Theed


William Theed, Junior (1804-1891)

Source: 1855 Art-Journal

“The statue was executed by the sculptor for the Queen; it stands, with others, in the principal drawing-room at Osborne, of which it forms one of tho most attractive ornaments amid a number of beautiful pictures and sculptures. The figure is exquisitely modelled, graceful in its posturo, the limbs are well rounded and "fleshy, "yet delicate; tho face is distinguished by woman's timid tenderness, mingled with the joyous smile of some glorious dream of thought, perchance, to which tho "conscious pride of minstrelsy" has added a dignified, yet modest expression.”

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