Pr English Bronze Plaques Stage Figures Sgnd
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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Bronze: Pre 1900: Item # 763027
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
|Horace Morehen, (British, 19th Century) A pair of bronze commemorative medallions mounted on oak plaques, each measuring approx. 7-1/2" in diameter and with the wood plaque 9-1/2" in diameter. One is a relief plaque of a portrait of Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928) and the other is of Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905), each is marked with the name "Horace Morehen" at the lower right and one is dated 1883. Morehen was a popular designer and illustrator; his works can be found in everything from periodicals to dime novels. He also designed other things including a portrait of Queen Victoria for minting on coinage. The image of Ellen Terry is cast after an illustration in "The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News" October 13, 1883, by Morehen. Sir Henry Irving took over the management of the Lyceum Theatre in August, 1878, and was identified with that theatre until 1902. The Lyceum company toured the English provinces every autumn presenting plays from the London season. In October, 1883, the company made the first of eight American tours. Condition: Wear to the finish. The wood plaques have some age wear and a few chips.|