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Portrait medallion of Ralph Griffiths - c.1790

Portrait medallion of Ralph Griffiths, © Wedgwood Museum
    Portrait medallion of Ralph Griffiths
    © Wedgwood Museum

Portrait medallions of Ralph Griffiths, publisher of the Monthly Review. One with white body, green surface dip, white relief; the other with white body, blue surface dip, white relief c.1790

Portrait medallions of Ralph Griffiths, publisher of the Monthly Review. One with white body, green surface dip, white relief; the other with white body, blue surface dip, white relief c.1790

  • Type of object: Plaques and medallions/portrait medallion
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: c.1790
  • Decoration: dipped
  • Accession number: 11062

Related people

  • Ralph Griffiths Subject

    Ralph Griffiths - Subject (1720 - 1803)

    An English journal editor and publisher (1720-1803). He founded London's first successful literary magazine 'Monthly Review', remaining it's editor until his death in 1803. He was an early campaigner for improving the literary status of female poets and novelists.

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.

  • Dip

    Dip

    A layer applied to the surface of the white jasper body using coloured slip - as opposed to a ‘solid' jasper body where the same colour permeates throughout the entire ceramic medium.