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Portrait - Portrait of an unknown lady

Portrait of an unknown lady

  • Object:

    Portrait

  • Place of origin:

    France (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    c. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory mounted on turned wood medallion painted black

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sydney Vacher

  • Museum number:

    A.109-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This ivory relief of an unknown woman is shown in profile, facing right; she has an elaborate hairstyle and a low-cut costume. The ivory is mounted on a turned wood medallion painted black, probably modern. The original purpose and setting of this piece is unknown, but it is likely to be French and to date from the mid-eighteenth century.

Physical description

This relief shows an unknown lady in silhouette profile, facing right; she has an elaborate hairstyle and lowcut costume.

Place of Origin

France (Probably, made)

Date

c. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory mounted on turned wood medallion painted black

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm of ivory, Diameter: 5.2 cm of wood medallion

Object history note

Given by the architect Sydney Vacher Esq. (1854-1934), The George Hotel, Oxted, Surrey, in 1920, along with three other ivories.

Descriptive line

Relief, ivory on later wood medallion, portrait of an unknown lady, French, ca. 1750

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

Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 245

Materials

Ivory; Wood

Subjects depicted

Lady

Categories

Medallions; Portraits; Reliefs; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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