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John Scott, Earl of Eldon (1751-1838)

Relief
1832-1851 (made), ca. 1775-1786 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The sitter is John Scott, Earl of Eldon, who was Lord Chancellor of England, The portrait, in white wax, shows him in three-quarter relief facing to the front. He is shown in late middle age and wears a wide, plain neckerchief.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wax in ebonized wood frame
Brief Description
Relief, Wax, English, by William Bally (active 1832-1851), about 1832-1851
Physical Description
The portrait in white wax is in three wuarter relief, with Lord Eldon facing to the front. He is shown in late middle age and wears a wide, plain neckerchief.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.3cm
  • Oval width: 13cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'LORD ELDON by BALLY'. (Handwritten label on back.)
Credit line
From the Mary Bate Collection
Object history
From the Mary Bate Collection, ex. loan 129. Bought from Philip Bate for £40.
Subject depicted
Summary
The sitter is John Scott, Earl of Eldon, who was Lord Chancellor of England, The portrait, in white wax, shows him in three-quarter relief facing to the front. He is shown in late middle age and wears a wide, plain neckerchief.
Bibliographic Reference
Pyke, E.J. A Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modellers, Oxford, 1973, p. 9, pl. 13.
Collection
Accession Number
A.69-1970

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record createdMarch 18, 2004
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