Portrait medallion of Sir Robert Walpole [art original].

Creator:
Tassie, James, 1735-1799.
Physical Description:
1 item : glass paste ; circular 5 cm. (frame diameter 9.3 x 1.3 cm.)
Notes:
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.
Topics:
Walpole, Robert,--Earl of Orford,--1676-1745--Portraits.
Language:
English
Genre:
Medallions (medals).
Porcelain enamal.
Portraits.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
LWL Min.
117
LWL Min. 117 Shelved in Object Room in Box 1a
Orbis Record:
8095458
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr33228
Citation:
James Tassie, Portrait medallion of Sir Robert Walpole (LWL Min. 117). The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University Library.
Number of Scans:
job217
OID:
15815182
PID:
digcoll:2782335