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Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting the Princess Royal, Princess Charlotte, daughter of George III - 1787

Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting the Princess Royal, Princess Charlotte, daughter of G
    Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting the Princess Royal, Princess Charlotte, daughter of G

The style of this portrait suggests it was modelled by J.C. Lochée in about 1787, when he was modelling portraits of other royal figures. The portrait bears a great resemblence to one in wax on glass at Windsor Castle, which is described as the work of Charles Peart, a student of Lochée's. This portrait is often confused with a very similar portrayal of Charlotte's younger sister, Princess Elizabeth, and it appears from the markings on this mould that this item has, in the past, been similarly misdescribed.

The style of this portrait suggests it was modelled by J.C. Lochée in about 1787, when he was modelling portraits of other royal figures. The portrait bears a great resemblence to one in wax on glass at Windsor Castle, which is described as the work of Charles Peart, a student of Lochée's. This portrait is often confused with a very similar portrayal of Charlotte's younger sister, Princess Elizabeth, and it appears from the markings on this mould that this item has, in the past, been similarly misdescribed.

  • Type of object: Manufacturing paraphernalia and miscellany/mould
  • Mark: Princess Elizabeth
    [Written in ink on reverse, struck through in pencil]
    See Rathbone
    Plate LIII
    [Written in pencil on reverse]
    Pr Elizabeth
    [Written in ink on edge]
    Princes Ch lotte Augusta, Princess Royal, Daughter of George III (Indistinct in
  • Year produced: 1787
  • Body: Plaster of Paris
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 2961
  • Dimensions: 115 mm (length), 93 mm (width), 29 mm (depth)

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  • HRH Princess Charlotte, The Princess Royal Subject

    HRH Princess Charlotte, The Princess Royal - Subject (1766 - 1828)

    Born in 1766 in Buckingham Palace, Charlotte was the eldest daughter of King George III. In 1797, she married Prince Frederick of Wurttemberg but produced no surviving children. She died in 1828 aged 62.

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.