Relief Carved Portrait Of A Uniformed Officer

Relief Carved Portrait Of A Uniformed Officer

Relief Carved Portrait Of A Uniformed Officer

Carved Inscription to Reverse 'W. Afbridge 1817'
Hand Carved and Painted Wood
English c. 1817
11.25" high x 8.75" wide x 1.50" deep
Ref: 20/17
A finely executed and rare bas relief profile portrait of a prominent military figure, depicted in uniform and retaining original polychrome decoration. Deeply carved from a single block of wood and retaining its original frame this early campaign work is signed and dated to verso. The detail and quality of carving define this as an exceptional and significant piece of Folk Art Sculpture.

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