The Barber Institute of Fine Arts acquires Greyhound with Puppies by Joseph Gott

The Barber Institue of Fine Arts announced a significant new acquisition, Joseph Gott’s Greyhound with Puppies. There are few works by Gott on display in UK public collections, and this small marble sculpture is regarded as one of the artist’s best works. The £55,000 aquistion was made possible thanks to support from Art Fund (£12,500) and The Arts Council England / V&A Purchase Grant (£12,500). Tomasso Brothers Fine Art made a donation of £5,000, with the remaining £25,000 coming from the Henry Barber Trust. Gott (1786-1860) was a British-born sculptor who, having arrived in Rome in 1822 thanks to a small pension from then RA President Sir Thomas Lawrence, established a successful studio making sculptures for aristocrats travelling on the Grand Tour. It was in Rome that he was introduced to Antonio Canova. Gott’s studio quickly forged a reputation for specialising in works featuring children and dogs. In the case ofThe Barber Institue of Fine Arts announced a significant new acquisition, Joseph Gott’s Greyhound with Puppies. There are few works by Gott on display in UK public collections, and this small marble sculpture is regarded as one of the artist’s best works. The £55,000 aquistion was made possible thanks to support from Art Fund (£12,500) and The Arts Council England / V&A Purchase Grant (£12,500). Tomasso Brothers Fine Art made a donation of £5,000, with the remaining £25,000 coming from the Henry Barber Trust. Gott (1786-1860) was a British-born sculptor who, having arrived in Rome in 1822 thanks to a small pension from then RA President Sir Thomas Lawrence, established a successful studio making sculptures for aristocrats travelling on the Grand Tour. It was in Rome that he was introduced to Antonio Canova. Gott’s studio quickly forged a reputation for specialising in works featuring children and dogs. In the case of […]Read More