CA0440 Bronze bust of the English Poet John Milton
Interesting 19th century English dark patinated bronze cabinet bust of the hugely important and influential blind English epic poet John Milton (1608-1674) after a model by John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770). Milton was the author of Paradise Lost the epic poem some have argued invented the idea of the anti hero. He lived through one of the most tumultuous periods of English history, he was a poet and intellectual who served as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell. Incredibably he wrote Paradise Lost, one of the most important works of literature in history, after going blind. Rich, almost black patina. Turned socle sits on a smooth column and hexagonal base.
H 22.5cm x W 10.5cm D 8cm