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c1880 Carved Terracotta Panel Arrest of Earl of Essex
  • c1880 Carved Terracotta Panel Arrest of Earl of Essex
  • c1880 Carved Terracotta Panel Arrest of Earl of Essex
  • c1880 Carved Terracotta Panel Arrest of Earl of Essex
  • c1880 Carved Terracotta Panel Arrest of Earl of Essex

c1880 Carved Terracotta Panel Arrest of Earl of Essex

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£180.00


Product Description

An unusual and decorative c1880 (but possibly a fair bit older) sculptured high relief terracotta panel representing the arrest scene of the Earl of Essex in Queen Elizabeth 1st court .

The rectangular plaque is made and coloured to resemble ivory or age toned marble. It shows Elizabeth I accusing the Earl of Essex, whilst courtiers around him attempt to arrest and disarm him. The background shows the royal coat of arms with the E cypher on the throne. The plaque has been mounted, glazed and framed. Condition is good, although the plaque has suffered a crack in the past and been repaired. The period frame has a bit of damage to the edge beading. There are no maker’s details that we can see. Robert Devereux (1565 – 1601) was the 2nd Earl of Essex, an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599. In 1601, he led an abortive coup d'état against the government and was executed for treason.

Size plaque: 18 x 29 cm (7 1/8 x 11 ½ inches)
Size frame: 28 x 39.5 x 4 cm (11 x 15 ½ x 1 ½ inches)
Weight: 1740 g

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