Architectural sculpture by Unknown Artist

Six items of architectural sculpture including panel depicting a dog barking at the moon; panel with lion of St.

Details

Medium:
Istrian stone & marble
Acquired in:
1931
Vendor:
F Cavendish Bentick

Mark; oval shield with helmet and female figure; 3 rectangular marble panels, originally part of a mantelpiece; pair of consoles. Part of a collection from Morton's House, Corfe Castle, Dorset. Morton's House is a 16th century Elizabethan manor house. Built in 1590 in the shape of an 'E' to honour Queen Elizabeth I, it has in more recent times been sympathetically converted into a nineteen bedroom hotel.

Provenance

Morton's House, Corfe Castle collected by the father of the vendor.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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Fri, 10.30am – 5pm
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