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Anne Flaxman (née Denman)

1 of 4 portraits on display on Floor 2: Portraits Tell Stories at Beningbrough Hall

Anne Flaxman (née Denman), by John Flaxman, circa 1790-1795 - NPG 2488 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne Flaxman (née Denman)

by John Flaxman
plaster cast of medallion, circa 1790-1795
5 7/8 in. (149 mm) diameter
Purchased, 1931
Primary Collection
NPG 2488


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  • John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter in 22 portraits.

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This portrait and its pair were made by the sitter's husband, John Flaxman. In his early years, Flaxman was employed by Josiah Wedgwood to design cameos, friezes and portrait medallions. Although these roundels show him and his wife, they reveal much about the artist and his patron. The original wax portraits, from which these medallions were cast, were probably made while the Flaxmans lived in Rome under Wedgwood's sponsorship. John Flaxman's seven-year stay in Rome transformed him from an obscure British designer and sculptor into a major international figure with a proven record in monumental sculpture and decorative design.

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  • NPG 2487: John Flaxman (companion portrait)

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