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The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
Norfolk
NR22 6BN
England

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Rare Pair of 19th Century English Antique Gothic Revival Hand-Carved Sandstone Maquettes Depicting Tomb Effigies Attributed to Sir Gilbert Scott (1811-1878)

  • Reference : 4811
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : With dog at the Base L 9 1/2" x W 3 1/2" x H 2 1/2" / With scroll at the base L 9" x W 3" x H 2 1/2"
  • Price : £1250

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A fine and rare pair of 19th Century sandstone maquettes depicting the effigies of medieval knights set up on their tombs.

Sourced within Norfolk.

Attributed to Sir George Gilbert Scott RA, styled Sir Gilbert Scott. He was a prolific English Gothic revival architect, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches and cathedrals, although he started his career as a leading designer of workhouses. Over 800 buildings were designed or altered by him.

Scott was the architect of many iconic buildings, including the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station, the Albert Memorial, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, all in London, St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, the main building of the University of GlasgowSt Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh and King's College London Chapel.

Carved by hand, both effigies depict knights of the 13th-14th Centuries.  One with his hands set at prayer; a shield with three lions depicting the Royal Arms of England to his left; his shoulders flanked either side with angels and crossed-legged, his feet resting up a recumbent lion. The lion, King of animals, is a medieval symbol of strength, power and justice, valour and nobility.   The other knight is in a similar pose, his head resting upon a pillow, his left hand holding his sword with a shield above depicting a rampant lion, his right hand at his side possibly holding a fruit.  Crossed-legged, his feet rest upon a scroll with seal.

These effigies are likely to have been influenced by the life-size effigies seen in churches throughout Britain and also those of The Knights Templer.

These are ideal as items for a gentleman's library.

Condition - very minor surface losses,  These maquettes display very well.

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