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John Flaxman (1755 - 1826), sculptor

Medallion portrait of the sculptor's wife, Anne ('Nancy') Flaxman (née Denman), (a pair with A21).

Plaster

Museum number: A19

Curatorial note

This medallion had a pair, a self-portrait of John Flaxman (Soane A21, now missing). This pair were almost certainly early coloured models for Wedgwood. There is a second pair, given to Soane by Flaxman himself, which hang on the staircase and are in pristine white plaster framed and glazed (SC26 and SC27).

Literature

Helen Dorey ‘Soane and Flaxman’ in Flaxman: Master of the Purest Line, Exhibition Catalogue, Sir John Soane’s Museum 2003


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