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Relief - The Old Man

The Old Man

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rivers, J. (maker)
    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wax, modelled in low relief

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Henry Cole

  • Museum number:

    248-1853

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This semicircular model in wax entitled 'the Old Man' depicts an elderly man striding forward, supported by a walking stick. Two women stand on the left, and a young man stands on the right, leaning toward the elderly man.

The scene refers to Shakespeare's 'Seven Ages'.

The designer Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), of Irish origin, was active in England. He was particularly interested in Shakespearean themes.

Physical description

Wax, modelled in low relief. In the center, an elderly man strides forward, supported by a walking stick. Two women stand on the left, and a young man stands on the right, leaning toward the elderly man. Vines fill the corners.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Rivers, J. (maker)
Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wax, modelled in low relief

Dimensions

Height: 5.75 in, Diameter: 9.25 in

Descriptive line

Relief depicting 'The Old Man' from Shakespeare's Seven Ages, by J. Rivers after D. Maclise, wax, English, ca. 1850

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1853. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 43.

Materials

Wax

Techniques

Modelled

Subjects depicted

Old age; Old man

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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