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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1208
People
Manufactured by Wedgwood, British (founded 1759 )
After Bernard de Montfaucon, French (1655 - 1741 Paris)
Title
Diomedes with the Palladium
Classification
Medals and Medallions
Work Type
medallion
Date
late 18th century
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Etruria
Culture
British
Location
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lavender jasperware body with blue central field; decorative border and figures in white relief
Technique
Jasperware
Dimensions
4.1 cm diam. x 0.5 cm depth (1 5/8 x 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • manufacturer's mark: verso, impressed: WEDGWOOD
  • gallery label: verso, paper and black ink, printed and handwritten: [printed:] F. RATHBONE / South Kensington, / LONDON, S.W.; [handwritten:] Old Wedgwood / tri-colour medallion. / Diomedes. 1792 / Sir J. D. Hooker / colln.
Provenance
Sir Joseph D. Hooker, sold; to [Frederick Rathbone, London, 1911], sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1912, bequest, to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1208
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Eliza Meteyard, Memorials of Wedgwood, George Bell (London, England, 1874), pl. VI

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 26, p. 18

Jean Gorely, "Pedigreed Wedgwood", The Magazine Antiques (January 1945), pp. 29-31, p. 29

Jean Gorely, "Sir Joseph Hooker's Collection", Old Wedgwood, The Wedgwood Club, Wellesley Press, Inc. (Wellesley, MA, 1945), no. 12, pp. 78-85, repr. p. 80

Carol Macht, Classical Wedgwood Designs, M. Barrows and Co. (New York, NY, 1957), p. 43-44, repr. as plate 19

Ethan Lasser, ed., The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 107, Plate 43c; p. 127, Plate 63 (contents of cabinet)

Exhibition History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1944 - 09/03/1944

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2017 - 12/31/2017

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