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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1239
People
Modelled by John Charles Lochée (1751 - )
Wedgwood, British (founded 1759 )
Title
Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Sir Frederick William Herschel
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
relief, sculpture
Date
1783
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Etruria
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229909
Physical Descriptions
Medium
White jasperware body with green glaze, bust in white relief
Technique
Jasperware
Dimensions
sight: 11.9 × 9.1 × 1.5 cm (4 11/16 × 3 9/16 × 9/16 in.)
framed: 21 × 17.9 cm (8 1/4 × 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: below image, impressed: HERSCHEL
  • manufacturer's mark: reverse, impressed: WEDGWOOD
  • gallery label: reverse, paper, black ink, handwritten: Sir / F.W. Herschel / 1738-1822 / a fine med'n on / green ground by / Flaxman 1782
  • label: reverse, paper, black ink, printed and handwritten: [printed:] [WDH in monogram?] [handwritten:]196
  • inscription: reverse, graphite, handwritten: Modelled by / Flaxman / 1781
  • inscription: backing, black ink, handwritten: W.D. Holt collection 1876(?)
  • stamp: backing, black ink, stamped: J & W. VOKINS, / AKERS. 14 [Great Portland St. ] [stamp covered partially by masking tape]
Provenance
W. Durning Holt, 1874 [1]. [Frederick Rathbone, London], sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1910, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943

Notes
[1] Per Rathbone



Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1239
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Two firing holes
Publication History

Jean Gorely, "The Winthrop Collection", Old Wedgwood, Wellesley Press, Inc. (Wellesley, MA, 1943), no. 10, pp. 132-139, p. 135

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 50, p. 26

Robin Reilly and George Savage, Wedgwood: The Portrait Medallions, Barrie & Jenkins (London, England, 1973), pp. 191-92

Louise Todd Ambler, Benjamin Franklin: A Perspective, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975), no. 69

Exhibition History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1944 - 09/03/1944

Benjamin Franklin: A Perspective, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/17/1975 - 09/22/1975

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