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George I

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Schreiber Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This wax portrait relief depicts George I.

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, low relief portraits in wax became popular in Britain and they were often exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of Artists and elsewhere. Waxes were used in a similar way to prints and medals, in order to disseminate the image of the sitter, or, like miniature paintings or silhouettes as portable mementoes.

Physical description

Wax portrait relief of George I (1660-1727).

Place of Origin

England (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques



Height: 5.75 in, Width: 4.75 in

Object history note

Given by Charles Schreiber M.P and Lady Charlotte Schreiber in 1884. Part of a collection given to the museum of mainly English porcelain, earthenware, enamels and glass, formed by Charles and Lady Schreiber from 1865.

Descriptive line

Wax portrait relief of George I (1660-1727). Schreiber collection.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Schreiber. Catalogue of English Porcelain, earthenware, enamels etc collected by Charles Schreiber, Esq., M.P. and the Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber, and presented to the South Kensington Museum in 1884. London. 1885. no. 623




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