Plaster Plaques: Seasons of Life

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Bertel Thorvaldsen's Ages of Man plaques are based on an interpretation of the poem 'The Four Ages of Man' written by Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672).

Danish sculptor 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).

These beautiful plaques are produced by a workshop in Bath, England and each piece is hand cast and finished by a team of craftsmen using traditional methods and the finest British Gypsum plaster.