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Portrait medallion - Dr Samuel Johnson
  • Dr Samuel Johnson
    Flaxman, John, born 1755 - died 1826
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Dr Samuel Johnson

  • Object:

    Portrait medallion

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Flaxman, John, born 1755 - died 1826 (modeller)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jasperware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Arthur Myers Smith

  • Museum number:

    C.216-1916

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 8

Physical description

Jasperware portrait medallion of Dr Samuel Johnson

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Flaxman, John, born 1755 - died 1826 (modeller)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Jasperware

Marks and inscriptions

'Wedgwood'
impressed

'Dr Johnson'
incised

Dimensions

Length: 10.2 cm Conversion from imperial, Width: 7.6 cm Conversion from imperial

Descriptive line

Jasperware portrait medallion of Dr Samuel Johnson modelled by John Flaxman ca. 1784, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, 19th century

Labels and date

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]

Production Note

First produced ca. 1784.

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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