A Victorian Kerosene shale portrait medallion titled WE Gladstone, 1884
Lot 317
A late Victorian Kerosene shale portrait medallion titled WE Gladstone, 1884 by John Baird (1834-1894)
Sold for AU$ 2,440 (US$ 2,280) inc. premium
Lot Details
A late Victorian Kerosene shale portrait medallion titled WE Gladstone, 1884
by John Baird (1834-1894)
depicting the profile of William Ewart Gladstone, the four times British Prime Minister, 17cm wide, 19cm high

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  • Note:
    John Baird (1843-1894) a postal worker and self-taught Sydney artist began carving Kerosene shale after the untimely death of his seven year old son in 1880. Baird used the cheap and easily obtained material to fashion small carvings and plaques generally depicting members of his family as well as political, religious, sporting figures and international identities.
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