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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1249.1-21
People
James Tassie, British, English (Pollokshaws, Scotland 1735 - 1799 London, England)
Title
Frame of six intaglios and fifteen reliefs
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, relief
Date
18th century
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229986
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Glass paste portraits in relief and intaglio
Dimensions
24 x 20.8 x 4.5 cm (9 7/16 x 8 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: back of frame, handwritten: Princess Charlotte; Queen Charlotte; George III; Empress Catherine of Russia; Empress Julia; Shakespeare; Drusus Roma General by Missop [sic?]; Lord Duncan; Dt Henry Quin; Wm Pitt
Provenance
[Frederick Rathbone, London], sold; [through Cooper and Griffith, New York] to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, 1910, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1249.1-21
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Brown wooden oval frame, sealed at back. All cameos in thin gold wire "frames," affixed to backing.
Publication History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 114, p. 42

Casey Monahan, "'If I offer you too much you have the remedy by declining it!:' Frederick Rathbone and the Grenville Lindall Winthrop Collection of Wedgwood at the Harvard Art Museums", Proceedings of the Sixty-Fourth Annual Wedgwood International Seminar, Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, 2019), pp. 33-43, pp. 35, 37

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