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Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting Charles Macklin - 1784

Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting Charles Macklin
    Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting Charles Macklin

This portrait was modelled from by John Charles Lochée in 1784. The European Magazine of the 1st December 1787 shows an identical portrait engraved in reverse 'by J. Corner from a Model by Mr Lochee in possession of Mr. Macklin.'.

This portrait was modelled from by John Charles Lochée in 1784. The European Magazine of the 1st December 1787 shows an identical portrait engraved in reverse 'by J. Corner from a Model by Mr Lochee in possession of Mr. Macklin.'.

  • Type of object: Manufacturing paraphernalia and miscellany/mould
  • Mark: Macklin
    [Written in pencil]
    Macklin (Indistinct)
    Macklin (Indistinct)
    [Written in ink]
  • Year produced: 1784
  • Body: Plaster of Paris
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 2903
  • Dimensions: 107 mm (length), 94 mm (width), 21 mm (depth)

Related people

  • Charles Macklin Subject

    Charles Macklin - Subject (1699 - 1797)

    Born in Northern Ireland in 1699, Macklin was an Irish actor and dramatist who moved to England around 1725. He performed extensively at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (where he once killed a man in a fight over a wig!). Macklin's most famous role was that of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. He enjoyed a long, albeit controversial, life - he married twice - before dying in 1797 at the age of 98.

Glossary

  • Block mould

    Block mould

    The master mould often carved in wood, wax or low-fired earthenware from which working plaster of Paris moulds are taken.

  • Portrait Medallion

    Portrait Medallion

     

    A medallion, either circular or oval, made usually from black basalt or jasper, which features a head or head and shoulders study, rather than a relief of a classical nature.