Charles I was the first of our monarchs to be put on trial for treason and it led to his execution. This event is one of the most famous in Stuart England’s history – and one of the most controversial.
Around the base.For this bust we have included a crown, helmet and breastplate, canon, charging horses and soldiers going to war.
The etch around the base reads -
"I FEAR NOT DEATH"
Bust of Oliver Cromwell made in British Gypsum Plaster. From fen farmer, to puritan and Lord Protector. Cromwell fought for freedom against Charles I's catholic ideas, financial excess and notion of 'rule by divine right'. As one of history's most controversial figures he has been referred to as both military dictator and hero of liberty. (1599-1658)
As with all Famous Faces there are objects around the base. For this bust we have included the chopping block, round head breastplate, drum, crown, helmet and charging horses and soldiers going to war.
The etch around the base reads - "IF YOU SEEK PEACE, PREPARE FOR WAR"
Designed by James GibbsWhen – 1748Where – Oxford, England
This curved Timothy Richards sculpture would make a beautiful statement piece for any living room, office or study as a reminder of the great Palladian influence on Georgian England. The Bodleian Library commissioned the model and copies of the original plans were used to make it.
The Radcliffe Camera was designed by James Gibbs in the English Palladian style with Baroque overtones to house the Radcliffe Science Library. It is situated in the beautiful University city of Oxford, England next to the Bodleian Library.
The estate of the notable Doctor John Radcliffe, physician to Queen Anne, funded the construction of the Library after his death in 1714. Construction began in 1737 and the library finally opened in 1749. The building occupies a central square within Oxford and has become a landmark and symbol of the city.
Bust of Charles Darwin made in British Gypsum Plaster.
The Origin of Species was a publishing phenomenon. Darwin outlined his evolutionary theory which challenged the Church and establishment on the origin of life.
As with all Famous Faces there are objects around the base. For this bust we have included the evolution of man, giant tortoise, iguanas, magnifying glass, notebooks and the HMS Beagle
The etch around the base reads - "ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES"
Building commissioned by Archbishop LaudWhen: 1636Where: St John’s College, Oxford
This detailed scale Timothy Richards doorway model is an iconic reference to one of Britain’s most prestigious colleges, Oxford University. This model would make a stunning centrepiece in any living room, office or study as a memento of a student or alumni’s experience at this celebrated British establishment.
The Canterbury Quadrangle at St John's College Oxford was the first example of Italian Renaissance architecture in Oxford. The three connected Libraries are situated here including the Old Library, The Laudian Library and The Paddy Room. The model features the entrance to the Great Lawn and Groves.
St John's College is a constituent of Oxford University. Sir Thomas White founded the college in 1555 to provide a source of educated Roman Catholics to aid Queen Mary’s reformation. It is the wealthiest college in Oxford.