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Declaration Of Arbroath

This highly detailed, one piece, resin-cast wall hanging sculpture is a miniature representation of the Scottish declaration of independence document and is depicted on a red sandstone background representing the stones of Arbroath Abbey.


The Declaration of Arbroath is the 1320 declaration of Scottish independence. The document is a letter, written in Latin which was submitted to Pope John XXII to confirm Scotland's status as an independent, sovereign state. Written at Arbroath Abbey by Bernard of Kilwinning, then Chancellor of Scotland and Abbot of Arbroath, the letter bears the names and some of the seals of 46 of Scotland's noblemen.


The Pope heeded the arguments contained in the Declaration, influenced by the offer of support from the Scots for his long-desired crusade if they no longer had to fear English invasion. He exhorted Edward II in a letter to make peace with the Scots, but the following year was again persuaded by the English to take their side and issued six bulls to that effect. Not until eight years later, on 1 March 1328 the English king, Edward III signed a peace treaty between Scotland and England, the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton. In this treaty, which was in effect for five years until 1333, Edward renounced all English claims to Scotland.


This is an indoors wall hanging piece. It comes complete with hanging hooks installed. It is a heavy piece at 2.4kg so must be  hung from a wall capable of supporting this weight, using fixings or anchors suitable for the wall type and construction. Risk of injury or damage if this piece is not correctly displayed.



HOW THIS MINIATURE WAS CREATED


After many hours researching a subject, I travel the country to measure, sketch and photograph it. This information is brought to my workshop where I set about producing a detailed scale drawing. Once this is completed I use the drawing alongside the photographs to enable me to carve and sculpt the subject in miniature. This whole process  takes many hours, often running into the hundreds. At the end the miniature sculpture becomes the master model with which I make the molds. Each resin casting I make from the molds is an exact reproduction of my original sculpture. I then spend a great deal of time with each and every casting to prepare and paint it using a variety of spray and brush techniques to create a realistic representation of the original, ancient subject. Every stage of this piece you see here is crafted entirely by hand.


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Hand Painted. Resin-cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.

Size: H=340mm W=360mm

W 17 Declaration Of Arbroath

Available at Select Retail outlets (see links page) and online at my Etsy shop

Online price £ 95.00 & P+P. Ships worldwide