A vitreous paste relief of Sir Robert Walpole, with black wooden frame backed in marble paper and with brass hanger. James Tassie (1735-1799) modeller and portrait medallionist, after training at the Glasgow Academy of Art moved to Dublin and then London where, in early 1785 fuelling the neo-classic rage, he made a series of original portrait reliefs of contemporary figures using a glass paste, a technique which now bears his name, Tassie. Puchased from Miles Barton, London. January 2008.
Walpole, Robert,--Earl of Orford,--1676-1745--Portraits.
Medallions (medals). Porcelain enamal. Portraits.
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James Tassie, Portrait medallion of Sir Robert Walpole (LWL Min. 117). The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University Library.