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Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany - 1787

Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
    Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

This portrait was originally modelled by an unknown hand in about 1787. The design was taken from a wax portrait by John C Lochée, and Lochée may have modelled the medallion himself. At least four different portrait medallion designs were produced of Prince Frederick, three of which have been attributed to Lochée. The Wedgwood manuscripts make reference to medallions of Prince Frederick, in particular a document of 15 May 1776 (E25-18669).

This portrait was originally modelled by an unknown hand in about 1787. The design was taken from a wax portrait by John C Lochée, and Lochée may have modelled the medallion himself. At least four different portrait medallion designs were produced of Prince Frederick, three of which have been attributed to Lochée. The Wedgwood manuscripts make reference to medallions of Prince Frederick, in particular a document of 15 May 1776 (E25-18669).

  • Type of object: Manufacturing paraphernalia and miscellany/mould
  • Mark: Duke of york
    D of York
    [Written in ink]
  • Year produced: 1787
  • Body: Plaster of Paris
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 2929
  • Dimensions: 82 mm (length), 69 mm (width), 21 mm (depth)

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  • HRH Prince Frederick, Duke of York Subject

    HRH Prince Frederick, Duke of York - Subject (1763 - 1827)

    Prince Frederick was born in 1763 - the second son of King George III. From the death of his father in 1820, and his own death in 1827, Frederick was heir presumptive to his elder brother King George IV. As Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, he reorganised their forces and put in place administrative reforms. After lying in state in London, Prince Frederick was interred in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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.