Plaque

early 20th century (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Phoebe Traquair distinguished between 'epic' (large-scale) work such as tapestries and wall painting and 'lyric' (small-scale) work. From 1901, when she began her apprenticeship in enamelling to Lady Gibson Carmichael at Castlecraig, enamelling replaced book illustration as her preferred small-scale medium. Her work was greatly indebted to Medieval and Renaissance precedents, both technically and iconographically. Her jewellery, triptychs, caskets and mounted cups and covers, for instance, all have historical precedents.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Enamelled metal and copper
Brief Description
Enamelled metal plaque in a copper frame, made by Phoebe Anna Traquair, Edinburgh, early 20th century.
Physical Description
The enamelled metal plaque has an arched top and depicts an angel with the Holy Grail and four adoring figures. The plaque is surrounded by a copper frame which is almost square.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.375in
  • Width: 2.5in
Credit line
Phoebe Anna Traquair Bequest
Subjects depicted
Summary
Phoebe Traquair distinguished between 'epic' (large-scale) work such as tapestries and wall painting and 'lyric' (small-scale) work. From 1901, when she began her apprenticeship in enamelling to Lady Gibson Carmichael at Castlecraig, enamelling replaced book illustration as her preferred small-scale medium. Her work was greatly indebted to Medieval and Renaissance precedents, both technically and iconographically. Her jewellery, triptychs, caskets and mounted cups and covers, for instance, all have historical precedents.
Collection
Accession Number
M.600-1936

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record createdJanuary 25, 2008
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