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Plaque

An ornamental tablet, generally made of ceramic, bronze, plaster, silver or lead. They are usually ornamented in relief on one side, and are generally round or oval in shape. Plaques are often decorated with a figure or portrait. A plaquette is a small plaque.

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Matthew Prior
after Charles Antoine Coysevox
based on a work of 1714
NPG 6272

George Stubbs
by George Stubbs
1781
NPG 4575

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel
by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
1828
NPG 5434

Thomas Shotter Boys
by Emile Aubert Lessore
1856
NPG 4820

Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks
by Charles J. Praetorius
circa 1898
NPG 1584

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