Medallion Portrait of James Tassie

Object Name: 
Medallion Portrait of James Tassie

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Object Name: 
Medallion Portrait of James Tassie
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.2.6
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 12.5 cm, L: 15.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1799
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; cast. Oval black plaque; with relief-molded white bust-length portrait of a man affixed to the black background; facing left; wearing a wig with ribbon-tied queue, coat, and stock; impressed "JAMES TASSIE/DIED 1 JUNE 1799/IN HIS 64 YEAR" and "W Tassie F. 1799"; in an oval wood frame with cover glass; attached to the back, a rectangular paper label inscribed in ink "James Tassie/...(illegible)".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Former Collection
Technique: 
Inscription: 
JAMES TASSIE / DIED 1 JUNE 1799 / IN HIS 64 YEAR
Inscription; Date
James Tassie / ... [illegible]
Label
attached to back
W Tassie F. 1799
Signature; Date
Recent Important Acquisitions, 11 (1969) illustrated, p. 119, #57;
Coloured Glass (1968) p. 89; BIB# 25347