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John De Vaere (1755-1830), two white marble portrait busts, of a girl and boy, both signed to one side of the base, one dated 1798 31.50cm (12in)
Other Notes: According to the National Portrait Gallery, John de Vaere was born in France and settled in England some time prior to 1786 when he enrolled as a student at the Royal Academy Schools. The following year he departed for Rome, where his talents earned him the Pope's Silver Medal for Sculpture and a place as assistant to the English Neo-classical sculptor, John Flaxman. Upon his return to England in 1790, he worked for Josiah Wedgewood until his death in 1795. A bust of Louis-Engelbert, Duke of Arenberg by De Vaere is in the V & A Collection.

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