- Museum number
Gold finger-ring set with a glass 'cameo' portrait of Frederick Augustus, Duke of York.
- Production date
Height: 2.80 centimetres (bezel)
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 862:
The intaglio is no.20 in Burch 1795. For the Tassie cast see Raspe 1791 (no.14085). It is instructive to compare this portrait with the Wedgwood portrait medallion after a wax by J.C. Lochée, dating from 1787. Edward Burch may well have used this for a model though both appear to have been made in the same year. His own portrait of the Duke of York for Wedgwood is facing right. (Charlotte Gere)
The Burch Catalogue of Gems no. 20 describes this as 'Duke of York', an onyx cameo belonging to the Duke of York and 'From a model, E.B.'
Text from Raspe 1791, no. 14085):
'The Duke of York, Bishop of Ofnaburg. Engraved by Burch.
- On display (G46/dc18/p2/no24)
- Acquisition notes
- Harvey & Gore, 4 Burlington Gardens, London W1. Original invoice for £70 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 8.8.1973, described as 'Tassie of George III, c. 1790'.
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