These handmade plaster plaques depict the Four Ages of Man; Childhood, Youth, Middle Age and Autumn. Bertel Thorvaldsens neo-classicist style of sculptural arts is based on the interpretation of the poem by Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672).
Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) lived in Rome for many years where he became one of the most important European representatives of Neo-Classicist sculptural art.
The roundels depict the four ages, or four seasons, of man: Childhood (Spring), Youth (Summer), Middle Age (Autumn), Old Age (Winter).
Gypsum plaster is the main material used for these reproductions, which gives a very tactile quality as well as showing off the detail.
130 mm in diameter
Crafted by Modern Souvenir Company, who use traditional skills and work entirely with British materials.
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