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Portrait medallion of James MacLean: C.133-2015

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait medallion of James MacLean


Maker: Tassie, James




Opaque white glass relief portrait of James MacLean in profile to right on an opaque white background, mounted in an oval, glazed pearwood frame, with a gilt edge next to the medallion, and a gilt-metal suspension ring at the top


History note: K.E. Houston Esq.; his sale, Sotheby's, 15 January 1968, lot 108; purchased by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; Sir Ivor died 24 April 2005; on loan from 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: dated AD 1796

School or Style


Components of the work

Frame Height 15.6 cm Width 12.3 cm

Materials used in production

opaque white Glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JAMES MACLEAN/1796
  • Location: On the truncation of the arm
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Tassie F.
  • Location: On truncation of chest, to right and below date
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 300
  • Location: On back of frame
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: small rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 2
  • Location: On back of frame at the top
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.133-2015
Primary reference Number: 206824
Old object number: 2
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.133-2006
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Created: Tuesday 29 September 2015 Updated: Wednesday 2 January 2019 Last processed: Friday 29 September 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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