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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1100
People
William Tassie, British (London, England 1777 - 1860 London, England)
Title
James Tassie (1735-1799)
Classification
Medals and Medallions
Work Type
medallion
Date
1799
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230211
Physical Descriptions
Medium
White and transparent glass paste on black backing
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.7 x 2.1 cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: impressed in truncation: W Tassie F 1799
  • gallery label: verso, paper, ink, printed and handwritten: [printed in blue:] F. RATHBONE, / 20 Alfred Place West / South Kensington, / LONDON, S. W.
  • inscription: truncation, impressed: JAMES TASSIE / DIED 1 JUNE 1799 / IN HIS 64 YEAR
  • inscription: backing on verso, black ink, handwritten: Original / enamel of / James Tassie / of London 1799 / by [underlined:] Himself. / 3039
Provenance
[Frederick Rathbone, London], sold; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, 1911, 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
1943.1100
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Tassie in left profile.
Publication History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 94, p. 39

Louise Todd Ambler, Benjamin Franklin: A Perspective, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975), no. 72

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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