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Relief - The Prince Regent

The Prince Regent

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    nineteenth century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barnett, W. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wax

  • Credit Line:

    From the Mary Bate collection

  • Museum number:

    A.46-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The Prince Regent, afterwards George IV, is shown in profile facing to the left. He is dressed in a coat with an elaborately dressed collar, a medal and a rosette. A small brooch in the form of an animal (possibly a dog or a sheep) is attached to his front.

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

The portrait relief , in dark pink wax, of the Prince Regent, is shown facing to the left. He is dressed in a coat with an elaborately decorated collar, a medal and a rosette. A small brooch in the form of an animal (possibly a dog or a sheep) is attached to his front. The wax is framed in a black wooden frame with a gold inset.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

nineteenth century (made)

Artist/maker

Barnett, W. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wax

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm, Width: 18 cm

Object history note

From the Bate collection.

Descriptive line

Wax English 19th cent W.Barnett

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

Pyke, E.J. A Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modellers, Oxford, 1973, p. 10.

Materials

Wax

Categories

Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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