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Lord Nelson Commemorative Plaque

James Butler (1931-2022)


Signed, dated 2019 and numbered II/X


0 ½ x 14 inches

John Meulkens, James Butler an Extended Personal View of a Collector, Radway: John Meulkens and James Butler, 2009 (Second Edition), page 108 (Illustrated)

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 2020, no 1079;
'James Butler RA Remembered', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, May-June 2023, no 52

Circular: 14 inches diameter

This is the full sized plaque sculpted by James Butler for the reverse of the £5 coin, released in 2005 to coincide with the bi-centenary of the death of Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. This bronze plaque has been cast from the original plaster which is the first stage in the process, it is then scanned, reduced and finally engraved into steel dies by the Royal Mint.

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