SLNSW-Sir Joseph Banks / medallion portrait-9yM6jZz9
Sir Joseph Banks / medallion portrait
Full title: Sir Joseph Banks / medallion portrait
Author/creator: Wedgwood, Josiah, 1730-1795.
Call Numbers: P*31
Record Identifier: 9yM6jZz9
Formats: Pictures, Objects
Contents: Objects - 16.1 x 14.3. x 2.7 cm. frame ; (loop, 1.2 cm.) - 1 white on blue jasper ware medallion, stored in deeply set oval wooden frame with glass front, gilt inner border, and outer edges of frame painted gold. A metal loop is affixed to the centre back of frame to assist in hanging.
Based on a portrait of Sir Joseph Banks that was modelled by John Flaxman Jnr. between 1775-1779, it is difficult to assign a specific date to the medallion as several issues were made over a period of time.
The portrait has an oblique crack from the eye to the back.
Attributed to Josiah Wedgwood.
The medallion is similar to portraits of Sir Joseph Banks held in the Mitchell Library (P*33 black basalt ware, P*34, P*35, P*55, P*61) and those located in the Dixson Galleries collection (DL Pa 99 and DL Pa 100). The frame is also of a similar style to that of the portrait medallions located at P*31 and DL Pa 99.