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Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting Dr John Fothergill - 1779

Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting Dr John Fothergill
    Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting Dr John Fothergill

This portrait was originally modelled by John Flaxman Jnr and appears in Wedgwood and Bentley's 1779 Catalogue. The design was probably taken from the Medical Society medal created by Lewis Pingo in 1773. The Wedgwood manuscripts make reference to medallions of Prince Fothergill, in particular a document of 26 November 1777 (E25-18797).

This portrait was originally modelled by John Flaxman Jnr and appears in Wedgwood and Bentley's 1779 Catalogue. The design was probably taken from the Medical Society medal created by Lewis Pingo in 1773. The Wedgwood manuscripts make reference to medallions of Prince Fothergill, in particular a document of 26 November 1777 (E25-18797).

  • Type of object: Manufacturing paraphernalia and miscellany/mould
  • Mark: (Unmarked)
  • Year produced: 1779
  • Body: Plaster of Paris
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 2980
  • Dimensions: 108 mm (length), 84 mm (width), 27 mm (depth)

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    Born in Yorkshire, John became a renowned physician, plant collector, philanthropist and Quaker. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1763. He died in 1780.

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

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