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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.

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Charles Townshend

attributed to Isaac Gosset
wax medallion, circa 1750-1767
NPG 1756


Henry Seymour Conway

by Isaac Gosset
wax medallion, 1760
NPG 1757


George Edwards

after Isaac Gosset
pencil and wash, (1763)
NPG 1576a


James Wolfe

by John Kirk, after Isaac Gosset
plaster cast of a medal (obverse), (1759)
NPG D36113


Reverse of a medal commemorating James Wolfe's death at Quebec

by John Kirk, after Isaac Gosset
plaster cast of a medal (reverse), (1759)
NPG D36114


Benjamin Hoadly

by James Basire, after Nathaniel Hone, after Isaac Gosset
line engraving, 1771 (1756)
NPG D19794


Benjamin Hoadly

by James Basire, after Nathaniel Hone, after Isaac Gosset
line engraving, 1772 (1756)
NPG D35871


Richard Hurd

by James Neagle, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Isaac Gosset
line engraving, published 25 November 1808
NPG D14971


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