Tuesday 16 November 2010

The Law Suit.

I bought this early plaque when I was in my late-teens; it must have been one of my first delves into the world of antiques. Made around 1800, it is obviously influenced by the Gillray/Rowlandson school of satirical cartoonists.

Its message is all too clear. Two men are fighting a legal battle, but it's the lawyer who milks the rewards. A lesson as poignant today as it was in the late 18th and early 19th C.

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose!

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  1. What an absolutely great object, Cro - and still as meaningful now as when it was first made, eh? Is it cast or carved?

  2. It's cast plaster. I often wonder if I should do some copies!

  3. What a great piece. Lovely and symbolic.

  4. Great plaque - the picture says it all!!


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