Magnifying glass

Magnifying Glass
ca. 1790 - ca. 1840 (made), 18th century-19th century (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This magnifying glass in an ivory mount was used by Peter Rouw, a highly successful wax modeller who was appointed 'Sculptor & Modeller of Gems and Cameos to His Majesty' (George III) in 1807. Rouw attended the Royal Academy Schools in 1788 and exhibited twenty-two portraits in wax at the Royal Academy between 1787 and 1833.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Ivory
Brief Description
Magnifying glass, ivory and glass, used by Peter Rouw, English, ca. 1790-1840
Physical Description
Magnifying glass in an ivory mount.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 4.9cm (Note: of lens)
  • Height: 2.2cm
Credit line
Given by Mrs B. Wynne Rouw.
Object history
Given by Mrs. B. Wynne Rouw, Nuncham, Downview Road, West Worthing, Sussex, a descendent of the former owner, Peter Rouw, along with the wax portraits by him (A.27 to 29-1941) in 1941. It was used by the wax modeller Peter Rouw.
Summary
This magnifying glass in an ivory mount was used by Peter Rouw, a highly successful wax modeller who was appointed 'Sculptor & Modeller of Gems and Cameos to His Majesty' (George III) in 1807. Rouw attended the Royal Academy Schools in 1788 and exhibited twenty-two portraits in wax at the Royal Academy between 1787 and 1833.
Bibliographic Reference
Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 190
Collection
Accession Number
A.30-1941

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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