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Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
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Mythology Athena Goddess of War Carved Wood Oval Plaque Signed A Hall

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  • Introduce an air of sophistication and luxury into your home with this intricately carved mid century wood oval plaque. Depicting the powerful and fierce Athena, goddess of war, this signed piece by A Hall brings a touch of exclusivity to any space. A must-have for lovers of mythology and fine art.

  • Impress your clients & guests in your office or home, this is your exclusive opportunity to own this historic museum quality wall sculture. 
  • A feature that also stands out is that Dickens has been cold painted, you can see he is wearing is smart black suite, with white shirt and inner waistcoat.
  • Subject portrait of the known Charles Dickens in quarter length front profile view facing looking at the viewer.
  • A nice small size being 24.5 cm wide and 24.5 cm high.
  • So collectible and sought after.
  • Made from bronze.
  • Circa early Victorian era dated 1870.
  • Origin from England.
  • Stamped on the front by the sculptor maker Theophilus Smith of Sheffield & having the foundry mark on the back. Theophilus Smith was a known sculptor, designer & photographer, his photographs can be found in the Getty Musuem in the USA & also in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Smith is also known to have produced another plaque depicting Charles Dickens which can be seen in th V & A museum in London. 
  • Hanging metal loop on the back with rope thread ready for immediate home wall display.
  • It was produced to commemorate the life of Dickens, inscription along the top as follows Charles Dickens Born February 7 1812 Died June 9 1870.
  • Charles John Huffam Dickens (/ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.[1] His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and, by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are widely read today.
  • Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school at the age of 12 to work in a boot-blacking factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. After three years he returned to school, before he began his literary career as a journalist. Dickens edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed readings extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, for education, and for other social reforms.
  • Dickens's literary success began with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers, a publishing phenomenon—thanks largely to the introduction of the character Sam Weller in the fourth episode—that sparked Pickwick merchandise and spin-offs. Within a few years Dickens had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humour, satire and keen observation of character and society. His novels, most of them published in monthly or weekly installments, pioneered the serial publication of narrative fiction, which became the dominant Victorian mode for novel publication. Cliffhanger endings in his serial publications kept readers in suspense.
  • The instalment format allowed Dickens to evaluate his audience's reaction, and he often modified his plot and character development based on such feedback. For example, when his wife's chiropodist expressed distress at the way Miss Mowcher in David Copperfield seemed to reflect her own disabilities, Dickens improved the character with positive features. His plots were carefully constructed and he often wove elements from topical events into his narratives. Masses of the illiterate poor would individually pay a halfpenny to have each new monthly episode read to them, opening up and inspiring a new class of readers.
  • His 1843 novella A Christmas Carol remains especially popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London. His 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities (set in London and Paris) is his best-known work of historical fiction. The most famous celebrity of his era, he undertook, in response to public demand, a series of public reading tours in the later part of his career. The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social or working conditions, or comically repulsive characters.
  • Dickens first visit to the United States On 22 January 1842, Dickens and his wife arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, aboard the RMS Britannia during their first trip to the United States and Canada. At this time Georgina Hogarth, another sister of Catherine, joined the Dickens household, now living at Devonshire Terrace, Marylebone to care for the young family they had left behind. She remained with them as housekeeper, organiser, adviser and friend until Dickens's death in 1870. Dickens modelled the character of Agnes Wickfield after Georgina and Mary.
  • Sketch of Dickens in 1842 during his first American tour. Sketch of Dickens's sister Fanny, bottom left. He described his impressions in a travelogue, American Notes for General Circulation. In Notes, Dickens includes a powerful condemnation of slavery which he had attacked as early as The Pickwick Papers, correlating the emancipation of the poor in England with the abolition of slavery abroad citing newspaper accounts of runaway slaves disfigured by their masters. In spite of the abolitionist sentiments gleaned from his trip to America, some modern commentators have pointed out inconsistencies in Dickens's views on racial inequality. 
  • For instance, he has been criticised for his subsequent acquiescence in Governor Eyre's harsh crackdown during the 1860s Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica and his failure to join other British progressives in condemning it. From Richmond, Virginia, Dickens returned to Washington, D.C., and started a trek westward, with brief pauses in Cincinnati and Louisville, to St. Louis, Missouri. While there, he expressed a desire to see an American prairie before returning east. A group of 13 men then set out with Dickens to visit Looking Glass Prairie, a trip 30 miles into Illinois.
  • During his American visit, Dickens spent a month in New York City, giving lectures, raising the question of international copyright laws and the pirating of his work in America. He persuaded a group of 25 writers, headed by Washington Irving, to sign a petition for him to take to Congress, but the press were generally hostile to this, saying that he should be grateful for his popularity and that it was mercenary to complain about his work being pirated.
  • The popularity he gained caused a shift in his self-perception according to critic Kate Flint, who writes that he "found himself a cultural commodity, and its circulation had passed out his control", causing him to become interested in and delve into themes of public and personal personas in the next novels. She writes that he assumed a role of "influential commentator", publicly and in his fiction, evident in his next few books. His trip to the U.S. ended with a trip to Canada – Niagara Falls, Toronto, Kingston and Montreal – where he appeared on stage in light comedies.
  • Provenance from a private sellers collection in the ceromonial county south of England.
  • Condition report. 
  • Offered in fine charming old used patina condition. 
  • Having some noticeable wear, scuffs, paint losses, scratches commensurate with usage & old age.
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Dimensions in centimetres
 
High (24.5 cm) 
Width (24.5 cm) 
Length depth deepest point (3 cm)               

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