The Caltech Archives
Welcome imageimageimage
Archives Catalog Entry

Fine Art
Black Portrait In Wax

Black portrait in wax of Scottish chemist and physician Joseph Black (1728-1799). [Note: possibly after a medallion done in 1788 by James Tassie (1735-1799), which is on display at the British National Portrait Gallery. Tassie modeled his subjects in wax from life or from the best available drawings and then cast the medallions in a white lead-potash glass.]


ID: 1989-00067
Black, Joseph

Creation Jan. 1, 1788

MEDIUM: Wax and wood; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Art

For information on using Archives materials for commercial or educational purposes (including reproducing PhotoNet images) please see Access and Use.

Return to Search the Archives

Search Help

Caltech