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Gibson emerges from house clearance

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Part of the intake for a general sale, a terracotta sculpture by a protégé of Antonio Canova sold for £21,000 (plus premium) in Colchester on July 31.

The 2ft 2in (64cm) high painted model of a dancing bacchante with a big cat at her feet bore the inscription to the base I Gibson 1812.

Estimated at just £100-150, it had been consigned by a local lady who was clearing her late father’s house. During his lifetime he had wisely resisted his requests to use the unloved statue as a garden gnome.

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