Hackwood | Portrait Medallion | Josiah Wedgwood
Hackwood | Portrait Medallion | Josiah Wedgwood
Hackwood | Portrait Medallion | Josiah Wedgwood
Hackwood | Portrait Medallion | Josiah Wedgwood
Hackwood | Portrait Medallion | Josiah Wedgwood
Hackwood | Portrait Medallion | Josiah Wedgwood

WEDGWOOD (worked from 1759)

Hackwood | Portrait Medallion | Josiah Wedgwood

1795 England

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Portrait Medallion of Josiah Wedgwood modelled by William Hackwood in 1782 (see Wedgwood Museum 'Portrait Medallions' website for a like medallion and also The Power House website, also The National Portrait Gallery,London,where the medallion is in white jasper on black).

The British Museum has a Black Basalt Relief Medallion of the same portrait. There is one housed in the National Gallery of Victoria,Australia (236- D1M). The staining of the medallion is 'solid',ie. the oxide permeates through the medallion and there is one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (purchased with assistance of the Joseph Pulitzer bequest).

See also The Art Institute Chicago (1988.539.3) which details 71/45 written in pencil on the rear of the medallion and which is dated to 1777.

We are dating this medallion based on the date written in script, January 8 1795, on the rear of the medallion. The year 1795 is the year of Wedgwood's death,to be precise on 3rd January. Seen as such,this medallion may well have been one of a number produced in commemoration of Wedgwood's life.


There is cracking to the white relief of the medallion. The frame is as seen.
Dimensions
Height 10.70 cm (4.21 inches)
Width 7.90 cm (3.11 inches)
Depth 1.50 cm (0.59 inches)
Medium
White Jasper Stoneware Relief on 'Solid' Blue' Permeation of the Oval Plaque
Signed/Inscribed
Impressed 'Wedgwood' mark on the back and, positioned beneath this mark and to the right of the lower hole, a date in script 'January 8 1795'.
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