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Clock height 62cm, width 55.5cm, depth 20.5cm; candelabra height 67cm
The design of the clock case is widely acknowledged to be inspired by one of the most important paintings of French Revolution ‘The Oath of the Horatii’ by Jacques-Louis David (French 1748-1825). Painted in 1784, it depicts the sacrificial oath taken by the three Horati brothers, symbols of ancient Roman valour, before their father holding three swords to stand against the Curati. The base plaque depicts the aftermath of battle where only one of the brothers survives amidst his dying brothers and slain enemies. A similar clock, part of the Royal collection, and now housed at Buckingham Palace, can be seen in Cedric Jagger, Royal Clocks, plate 195, Robert Hale, London 1983.
|Height||62.00 cm||(24.41 inches)|
|Width||55.50 cm||(21.85 inches)|
|Depth||20.50 cm||(8.07 inches)|