This bronze plaque is the side profile of M.Gen. Richard Kearns Sutherland.
I have owned this piece for over twenty years, pulled out of the closet just recently. I remember when buying it, was told it was the side bust of then Major General Richard Kearns Sutherland (later Lt. Gen.) of General Douglas MacArthur’s staff in the Pacific during WWII.
The bronze likeness was created by “NOEL FRANK RAMMERER – AUSTRALIA 1942,”signed in the casting at the bottom. Size of the bronze is 6.6 x 8 inches approximately and was affixed to a walnut board with attached stand for placement on a table top. The board is backed with the same wood, which was taken off at one time (assuming someone before me wanted to see what might be on the back of the bronze. I have not had it off.
Sutherland was Gen. MacArthur’s Chief of Staff during the war, and at his side when the General evacuated from Corregidor, and with him wading ashore upon the triumphant return the Philippines in 1945. Sutherland retired in 1946. There is a great deal written about him and his military career, too much to go into here.