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Portrait Medallion of Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758-1805): C.11-2001

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Portrait Medallion of Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758-1805)


Factory: Wedgwood & Byerley (Uncertain)
Modeller: De Vaere, John




Black basalt medallion of Nelson in profile to the left.

Black basalt. Nelson is shown in profile to the left, after the loss of his right arm, and wearing the sash and star of the Order of the Bath.


History note: Purchased by the donor; on loan since 1990

Legal notes

Given by Dr Milo Keynes

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.9 cm
Height: 8.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2001) by Keynes, W. M., Dr.


19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1800 - 1810


The medallion modelled by John de Vaere shows Nelson after he had lost his arm, and wearing the star and sash of a Knight of the Bath which he was granted in 1797. The mould, and original wax with de Vaere’s receipt for £2.15s.0d. dated 9 November 1798 are at the Wedgwood Museum, Barlas¬ton. He modelled Nelson as part of a set of Admirals; the others were Duncan, Howe and St Vincent.

Wedgwood & Byerley or Josiah Wedgwood II

People, subjects and objects depicted

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Materials used in production

Black basalt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-2001
Primary reference Number: 71374
Entry form: 155
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 September 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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