Intriguing & engaging Bronze double sided plaque with 6 well known names linked to the Arts
worked in relief along with a monogram which is repeated in various places .The Names RICHARD WALLACE, R.B COTTON , FRANCIS CHANTREY, THOMAS BODLEY,JOHN SOANE & HENRY TATE .
Richard Wallace English Art Collector 1818-1890 The Wallace Collector
R.B Cotton sir 1730s? Collector
Francis Chantrey 1781-1841 Sculptor R.A
Thomas Bodley 1545-1613 Founded Bodleian Library Scholar - Diplomat
John Soane Sir 1753-1837 Architect Sir John Soane Museum
Henry Tate 1819 -1899 Merchant, Baronet, Tate, Tate Britian
The monogram which is also in relief depicts what looks like an artists pallete , scrolls , paint brushes a book? along with a central cornucopia ... possibly this bronze plaque from an old ehhibition .. maybe even linked to the Royal Academy?
One side has a verdigris finish to it the reverse old bronze
34.3 cms High (13.5 inches)
22.2 cms Wide (8.75 inches)