[Finn Frolich], 1913. TEMPORARILY DISCOUNTED. WAS $4,250. A Bas Relief Plaque of John London by Finn Frolich depicting London in Profile measuring approximately 16 1/2 inches X approximately 11 1/2 inches X approximately 1/2 inch showing Jack London in Profile. Below London's image "F H Frolich Glen Ellen 1913" is scratched in. [This information: the Artist's name, the place, and the date were part of the production process and were not added later.] The Plaque is quite rare to the market. The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian houses another of these Plaques, and, beyond that one we never have seen another. The upper left portion of the Plaque was once broken off and has been expertly reattached by an expert conservator. A crack shows the lower boundary of the once broken-off portion and runs from the left side to the top side of the Plaque, beginning at the "C" in "Jack", across - but not through - the top of London's head, to the Plaque's top edge. Born in Norway, Frolich became employed as a Sailor at age 14. He ultimately moved to the United States. A remarkable and apparently quite RARE Bas Relief Plaque of Jack London.
THE FOLLOWING IS SOME INFORMATION THAT WE FOUND ON WORTHPOINT BUT WHICH WE DID NOT CREATE AND WITH RESPECT TO WHICH WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, but the image looks quite like the Plaque we have described above but which we do not represent or warrant to be the very Plaque that we possess: Finn Frolich - Signed Bas Relief of Jack London - 1913 Two Bas-Reliefs were salvaged from the Thompson Library (Main Library) at The Ohio State University. This auction is for One Bas-Relief. The building was undergoing major renovations and the Bias Reliefs were saved prior to the construction. The original library opened in 1913. The 1913 date can be seen next to the artist's signature. A similar Bas-Relief is displayed in The House of Happy Walls - Jack London Ranch - Glen Ellen, California. (Photo attached of Bas-Relief and Charmian London. Kingman: A Definitive Chronology: March 1 1913: Finn Frolich arrives at ranch. March 7, 1913: Frolich makes medallion of Jack. Finn Frolich lived in Los Angeles where he built an artists colony that still stands today. The front of his home still has a beautiful sculpture relief of one of his dearest friends, Jack London. Another one of Finn's sculptures, also of Jack London, can be seen above the fireplace on the first floor of the House with Happy Walls Museum at Jack London State Park, just outside of Glen Ellen, CA. Professional Packing - Insured Shipping: $150 Appraised Value: $8000. Very good. Item #3259