Single Doorway Bookend
An Architectural Sculpture by Timothy Richards
Size: 8″ W x 6.5″ H x 2.5″ D
Weight: 4.63 lbs. (2.1kg)
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue better known as The White House has stood as symbol of the Presidency, the United States government and the American people for over 200 years. In December 1790 President George Washington signed an Act of Congress declaring that the federal government would reside in a district not exceeding 10 miles square on the river Potomac.‚ Irish born James Hoban won the competition to find a builder of the President‚s House.
The model shows the front door approached via the portico of the north side. The scale of the pillars and quality of detailing denote its status and authority. The fine details on the model were captured from elevation plans and photographs taken by Timothy. Lead castings were used for the door handles, which were then hand painted in gold.
Hand-made, architectural model, with intricate detail.
It is ready to display and enjoy.
Timothy Richards is a small company, based in the beautiful Georgian City of Bath, England. Tim has been making sculptures of architecture in plaster for 19 years. All of the sculptures are made by hand by Tim and his small, dedicated team. The work is believed to be unique in the world today.
Central to the theme is that of architectural truth. Tim aims to use his love of architecture and model making skills to tell the story of architecture over the centuries.
Timothy Richards was born in 1955, close to the Palladian city of Bath. His formative years established a fascination with history and architecture, a passion, which endures to this day. Read more
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