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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
after Charles Antoine Coysevox
based on a work of 1714
3 3/4 in. x 3 1/8 in. (95 mm x 80 mm) oval
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This late-18th-century relief was probably derived from the wax in the Victoria and Albert Museum (A7-1931),  and based on the Coysevox bust of 1714. Similar Wedgwood medallions are in the Manchester City Art Galleries and formerly in Robin Reilly’s collection. 
The Wedgwood medallion head of John Gay is almost indistinguishable. 
Footnotesback to top
1) Exhibited Wedgwood, NPG, 1973, no.81, illus.
2) R. Reilly & G. Savage, Wedgwood, the Portrait Medallions, 1973, pp 284-85. See Wedgwood, NPG, 1973, no.81 as a ‘waxen biscuit medallion’.
3) R. Reilly & G. Savage, Wedgwood, the Portrait Medallions, 1973, p 160.
Referenceback to top
Reilly & Savage 1973
R. Reilly & G. Savage, Wedgwood, the Portrait Medallions, 1973, p 285.
Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 506.
Provenanceback to top
Alan Evans (c.1890-1974) who bequeathed it to the National Gallery 1974; lent to the National Portrait Gallery 1974 (L152/10) until permanently transferred 1994.
This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.
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