Great Exhibition: 'The Milton Shield' by Elkington & Company. This large electroplated plaque is decorated with scenes from Milton's 'Paradise Lost', on a treen shield shaped mount with easel back, the plaque 33¾ins high, 29¼ins wide, overall 41¾ins high, 29¼ins wide. This most impressive piece of classical craftsmanship by Elkington & Co is an electro type copy of 'The Milton Shield' originally by Morel Ladeuil, featuring representations of the Archangel Raphael, Adam and Eve the 'war in heaven'. The outer borders depict further scenes from Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. The original Milton Shield, in silver and iron, was made for the 1867 exhibition and took three years to produce. It was awarded the gold medal for the artist and was bought by The Victoria and Albert Museum where it remains on exhibition.
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