Isaac Gosset (1713-1799)
Artist associated with 8 portraits
Jersey-born Isaac Gosset was a wax modeller and frame maker. He went to London to serve an apprenticeship with his uncle, Matthew Gosset, a sculptor and wax modeller. He began in the Gosset workshop by learning the craft of frame carving; he continued to accept framing commissions in later life if the work was prestigious and profitable enough. He supplied frames to William Hogarth and Thomas Gainsborough, and the latter painted Gosset's portrait. Gosset is chiefly remembered, however, for the wax cameo portraits that he produced for the adornment of gentlemen's cabinets.
by John Kirk, after Isaac Gosset
plaster cast of a medal (reverse), (1759)