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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1958,1229.6

  • Description

    Profile medallion; relief effect portrait of man in profile to right Pen and grey ink with grey wash

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1760-1848
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 91 millimetres
    • Width: 70 millimetres (oval)
  • Curator's comments

    This is probably a portrait of William Penn, after the original scultpure by Silvanus Bevan (1691-1765), an apothecary and amateur sculptor of Plough Court, Lombard St, City of London. Many of his reliefs were translated into plaques by Wedgwood. There is a print based on this relief sculpture by du Simitiere (see NPG D19608, William Penn by John Hall, after Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, after Sylvanus Bevan, line engraving, 1773 (October 1770)).
    (This information kindly provided by David Bridgwater in communication to P&D, 18.11.2008).

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  • Location

    Not on display (British Roy PIV)

  • Exhibition history

    1974 July-Dec, BM, Portrait Drawings, no.322

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1958

  • Acquisition notes

    This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1958,1229.6

Profile medallion; relief effect portrait of man in profile to r Pen and grey ink with grey wash

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Profile medallion; relief effect portrait of man in profile to r Pen and grey ink with grey wash

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