Bone inlay picture
Ivory and bone
Wood and bone
1015 mm (H)945 mm (W)55 mm (D)Order this image
Chirk Castle, Wrexham
This quirky picture of Chirk Castle was made by William Roberts one of the families Porters. It shows how the castle looked in 1735 when the Davies gates were in their original position. It is made by inlaying bone and bog oak.
Rare bone inlay picture of Chirk Castle by the Porter, Roberts, 1858, after W.H. Toms' engraving of the NE prospect of the castle dated 1735, set in a border of continuous oak leaf and acorn garlands, the 4 corner reserves with hand and wolf motifs, the 'frame' shaped, the cresting inlaid with hand, wolf and coat of arms motifs. RUTHIN CASTLE 1858' and 'PRESENTED TO MRS R M BIDDULPH CHIRK CASTLE BY W.ROBERTS 1861' Roberts was porter at Ruthin Castle and another example of his work in this technique, a view of Ruthin church, is at Hartsheath, Pontblyddyn. Two tree trunks, 1 piece bone edging and 1 ball.
Marks and inscriptions
DONE BY W.ROBERTS THE PORTER (verso) and PRESENTED TO MRS R M BIDDULPH CHIRK CASTLE BY W.ROBERTS 1861 (verso)
Makers and roles
W. Roberts, artist William Henry Toms (b. London 1712 - London c.1750) , artist