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Relief - Unknown Man

Unknown Man

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Percy, Samuel, born 1750 - died 1820 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wax

  • Credit Line:

    Rupert Gunnis Bequest

  • Museum number:

    A.92-1965

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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

Wax relief. Man, in profile, facing to the right wearing a black jacket. Against a blue background.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Percy, Samuel, born 1750 - died 1820 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wax

Object history note

Rupert Gunnis Bequest.

Descriptive line

Wax, relief, English, by Samuel Percy, 19th century

Production Note

Previously attributed to J. Hagbolt.

Materials

Wax

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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