Cast with a signature DAVID WYNNE and numbered 6/6, mounted on a tapering black marble plinth, engraved ‘CHIEF SCOUT OF THE WORLD’ and to the opposing side ‘LORD BADEN-POWELL OF GILWELL’, 91cm high
|Estimate:||£400 - £600|
During his prodigious career as a sculptor, David Wynne attracted a number of prestigious patrons, from The Beatles to Prince Charles, together with notable landmark sculptures, including the Boy with a Dolphin (1974) on the Chelsea Embankment to the central section of the Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park, made to commemorate the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday in 1990.
Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941), was the the founder of the Scout Movement, having become a national hero during in the Boer War 1899-1900 and writing the Guide to Scouting for the military. This was later published in 1908 and the inspirational force for young boys and later girls.
A few small chips to the bottom edges of the base.
Some verdi gris in areas to the patinated neck tie - as can be seen from the images.
Recesses with dirt and dust, as to be expected.