Lot 576

DAVID WYNNE OBE (1926-2014); A BRONZE PORTRAIT BUST OF LORD BADEN-POWELL

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
Hammer price: £850
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

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. 


Condition report: 

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.

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