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Portrait Medallion of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu - c.1775

Portrait Medallion of Mrs. Elizebeth Montagu
    Portrait Medallion of Mrs. Elizebeth Montagu

Portrait Medallion of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu (1720-1800).

Portrait Medallion of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu (1720-1800). Renowned for her beauty she was the author of various essays and letters. Correspondence from Josiah Wedgwood shows that he was working on a portrait of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu as early as June 1775.

  • Type of object: Plaques and medallions/portrait medallion
  • Mark: Wedgwood & Bentley
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: c.1775
  • Body: Jasper
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: dipped
  • Accession number: 10078

Glossary

  • 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.