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Vincenzo Pacetti
1746–1820

The Hope Roma

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Medium
Statuary marble
Size
36 ¾ × inches · 935 × mm
Collections
  • Thomas Hope (1769-1831) initially in the Picture Gallery at Duchess Street, moved in 1825 to the sculpture gallery at the Deepdene; 
     
  • Henry Thomas Hope (1808-1862) son of the above; 
  • Anne Hope (d.1884) wife of the above; 
  • Lord Francis Hope (1866-1941) grandson of the above; 
  • Sold, Humbert & Flint, The Deepdene, Dorking, Surrey, The Final Portion of the Hope Heirlooms, 12th September 1917, lot.1134; 
  • Private collection, Surrey, to 2015;
  • Anonymous sale, John Nicholson, Haslemere, 25th April 2015, lot 1310;
  • Lowell Libson Ltd, 2015.
Literature
  • C.M. Westmacott, British Galleries of Painting and Sculpture, London, 1824, illustrated opposite page 222; 
  • J. P. Neale, Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, 2nd series, London, 1826, vol.III, p.8, 'A Colossal Bust of Roma, of marble, the wolf on the helmet most excellent, and beautifully sculpted'; 
  • G. F. Prosser, Select Illustrations of the County of Surrey, 1828;
  • E.W. Brayley, A Topographical History of Surrey, London, 1848, vol.V, p.87;
  • Geoffrey B. Waywell, The Lever and Hope Sculptures: Ancient Sculptures in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight and A Catalogue of the Ancient Sculptures formerly in the Hope Collection, London and Deepdene, Berlin, 1986, p.52 and n.82. 

Private collection