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Portrait medallion depicting John Milton - 1973

Portrait medallion depicting John Milton
    Portrait medallion depicting John Milton

White on pale blue jasper portrait medallion depicting John Milton. Source unknown.

White on pale blue jasper portrait medallion depicting John Milton. Source unknown. This is a later portrait of previous examples

  • Type of object: Plaques and medallions/portrait medallion
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    M MADE IN
    E ENGLAND 73
    [Imprinted]
  • Year produced: 1973
  • Body: Jasper
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: wax relief
  • Accession number: 12742
  • Dimensions: 148 mm (length), 110 mm (width), 18 mm (approximate depth)

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  • John Milton Subject

    John Milton - Subject (1608 - 1674)

    Born in London in 1608, John became a famous English poet, polemicist, a 'man of letters' and a civil servant under Oliver Cromwell. John held passionate beliefs for personal freedom and self determination. His many works reflected the the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day. He spoke ten languages and is best known for his epic poem 'Paradise Lost'. At the age of 65, John died in 1674.

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  • 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.