A stunning, unique piece, dating from the late 1800s or early 1900s. A cast Iron wall hanging / plaque featuring the portrait silhouette of Sir Henry Irving. It is very heavy and there is some rusting but this adds to the beauty of the iron patina.
But who was Henry Irving?
Sir Henry Irving was a Victorian English stage actor, better known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility (supervision of sets, lighting, direction, casting, as well as playing the leading roles) for season after season at the Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theatre. In 1895 he became the first actor to be awarded a knighthood, indicating full acceptance into the higher circles of British society. Irving is widely acknowledged to be one of the inspirations for Count Dracula, the title character of the 1897 novel Dracula, whose author, Bram Stoker was business manager of the theatre.
47.5 x 39 x 2.5cm
I love the antique wall decor that adds texture and depth. This is a beauty and will add a unique touch and a definite conversation piece to any room. And for theatre lovers, this is perfect!
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