London, South Kensington
8 September 2015
A VICTORIAN ART UNION BRONZE OF CARACTACUS
BY J.A.. HATFIED, AFTER J.H. FOLEY R.A., DATED 1879
The cast inscribed to the base 'EXECUTED IN BRONZE BY J. A. HATFIELD FOR THE ART UNION LONDON 1879 FROM THE ORIGINAL BY J. H. FOLEY R.A.'
31 ¼ in. (79.5 cm.) high
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Caractacus was a heroic Iron Age British leader who fought against the invading Romans in A.D. 43, evaded capture until A.D. 50, after which he was sent to Rome and paraded throughout the city before an audience with Emperor Claudius.
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