London has so many great landmark and this grand design is eminently worthy of inclusion. Within The National Portrait Gallery are the portraits of the great, the good and the down right ugly, from Tudor England to present times. The three founding fathers look out from the wreathed niches whilst the lion and unicorn guard the double door entrance.
This model makes a classic bookend often chosen to pair with that of the Royal Academy bookend.
National Portrait Gallery
All models are hand-made in England from stone quarried in Leicestershire. A master is first made, followed by the production of a slave mould. Each model is then cast one at a time, transferred to the workbench where it is sanded, fettled, sealed and filled. Where appropriate, brass, white metal, wash-work and glass are added one stage at a time. Finally, felts are hand cut and applied, and the work of art labelled. No laser cuts or computers allowed to compromise the feel of the original.
Dimensions: 6"w x 9"h x 3"d