Nice antique cast bronze high relief plaque of French statesman Leon Gambetta (1838-1882) in excellent original unpolished condition. Gambetta was prominent during and after the Franco-Prussian War and became Prime Minister of France. The plaque has an integral hanging ring at the top and measures approx 12" by 8" His name is hand engraved at the bottom. There is no damage except for a few small spots of verdigris to the patina. No artist's signature. Gambetta's likeness appears on French coins and medals and many French towns have a Rue Gambetta or other dedication to him. This attractive plaque dates from the second half of the 19th century.
Antique Bronze Plaque French Statesman Leon Gambetta