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Samuel Percy


Artist of 2 portraits
Samuel Percy was an Irish wax-modeller and sculptor, active in England. He trained at the Dublin Society's Schools and first exhibited at the Society in 1772. In about 1777 he went to London and soon established a thriving practice as a portraitist in wax, modelling in profile until 1790 when he added full-face portraits in high relief.

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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Samuel Percy - NPG 3086

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Samuel Percy
coloured wax relief, 1814
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3086

Richard Reynolds, by Samuel Percy - NPG 4674

Richard Reynolds

by Samuel Percy
polychrome wax bust, circa 1817
NPG 4674


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