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Portrait head - Eliot


  • Object:

    Portrait head

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bramble, Nicholas (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Poured and moulded wax, glass, hair

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Large character portrait head made from poured wax, tinted a light brown, with ginger brown tight curly hair. Brown glass eyes are inserted into the face, the mouth is mouth. The head is covered with a pink cotton cloth twisted around it.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1975 (made)


Bramble, Nicholas (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Poured and moulded wax, glass, hair

Object history note

The head represents a small Jamaican boy living in Notting Hill Gate, aged about 7 years.

The Stockham family originally owned the head, it was damaged at some point before it was acquired by the museum. The repairs, which are quite visible, were made by the toymaker Margaret Glover.

Descriptive line

Nicholas Bramble,wax, English, 1975

Production Note

Reason For Production: commission


Wax; Glass; Hair


Poured; Moulded; Blown

Subjects depicted



Portraits; Waxes; Children & Childhood

Production Type



Museum of Childhood

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