Dr Samuel Johnson

Portrait Medallion
19th century (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jasperware portrait medallion of Dr Samuel Johnson


object details
Category
Object Type
Brief Description
Jasperware portrait medallion of Dr Samuel Johnson modelled by John Flaxman ca. 1784, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, 19th century
Physical Description
Jasperware portrait medallion of Dr Samuel Johnson
Dimensions
  • Conversion from imperial length: 10.2cm
  • Conversion from imperial width: 7.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Wedgwood' (impressed)
  • 'Dr Johnson' (incised)
Gallery Label
Portrait medallion depicting Dr. Samuel Johnson, author and lexicographer (1709-1784) Modelled by John Flaxman, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1784, this example 19th century Marks: 'Wedgwood', impressed, 'Dr Johnson', incised Jasperware C216-1916 Given by Arthur Myers Smith(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Given by Mr Arthur Myers Smith
Production
First produced ca. 1784.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.216-1916

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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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