Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Plaster Casts for Sale

Plaster Casts for Sale.
Image from unknown source.
Self-Portrait with Casts: The Image Seller (c. 1850), William Daniels. Katrin Bellinger collection.
Image from Apollo Magazine "015 - Katrin Bellinger has been a dealer in Old Master drawings since 1985 and a partner at Colnaghi since 2012.
Unknown man selling plaster figures ('Very Fine Very Cheap'), by and published by John Thomas Smith, published 31 December 1815 - NPG D40098 - © National Portrait Gallery, London
Engraved and published by John Thomas Smith
Etching, published 31 December 1815
192 mm x 114 mm plate size.
Image from National Portrait Gallery, London.
The Plaster Figure Seller
William James Muller.
Alexandre-Marie Guillemin (1817 – 1880, French)

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Joseph Louis Hypolite Bellange, 1883.
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1 comment:

  1. Trying to find out more about John Flaxman senior(1726–1803) "well known as a moulder and seller of plaster casts at the sign of the Golden Head, New Street". He gets overshadowed by his son, also John. But it would seem from these images that selling plaster casts was a popular business aimed at all classes.