Queen Elizabeth I

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artist
van der Hagen, Gaspar
attributions_note
bibliography
Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 130
collection_code
SCP
credit
Lent by Mr John Lewis (anonymous).
date_end
1769-12-31
date_start
1735-01-01
date_text
ca. 1740-69 (made)
descriptive_line
Medallion, relief in ivory, probably by Gaspar van der Hagen, after John Michael Rysbrack, Britain, ca. 1740-69
dimensions
Height: 10,5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Sculpture, room 111
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Probably at one time fixed to a box, along with other ivory reliefs (brought in for opinion to the V&A in 1970). Sold at Sotheby's, London, 8 December, 1988, lot 400 for £2970. Now on an anonymous loan to the V&A since 1992.
id
56
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:44.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:44.000Z
latitude
51.506321
location
Sculpture, room 111, case DR5
longitude
-0.12714
marks
'G.V.D'
materials
ivory
materials_techniques
Ivory, carved in relief
museum_number
LOAN:JOHN LEWIS.11
museum_number_token
loanjohnlewis11
object_number
O89692
object_type
Relief
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Queen Elizabeth I is shown in bust form, crowned and wearing a ruff, with a pendant at her neck. The image is related to the lifesize bust of the monarch by John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770).
place
London
primary_image_id
production_note
Probably by Gaspar van der Hagen, who was originally from Antwerp, and died in London in 1769. He worked in John Michael Rysbrack's workshop.
production_type
public_access_description
This historicising ivory relief was probably carved by Gaspar van der Hagen. Rysbrack's lifesize bust of Elizabeth I served as the model for this smaller relief version of the same subject. Van der Hagen (active London 1744 – York 1769) worked both in marble and in ivory. He seems to have concentrated in small ivory heads, some after full-size busts by John Michaerl Rysbrack (1694-1770). He was aparaently a native of Antwerp, who practised in London for most of his life. He may be indentical to the monogrammist GVDR. Rysbrack (1694-1770) was born in Antwerp, and trained in the Netherlands, but spent his working life in Britain. He was one of the most important sculptors active in this country in the first half of the 18th century, and specialised in portrait busts and funerary monuments. Although he never visited Italy, many of his works are clearly indebted to classical archetypes. His terracotta models are particularly fine, and are often virtually finished pieces in their own right.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
queen-elizabeth-i-relief-van-der-hagen
sys_updated
2013-11-29T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving, relief
title
Queen Elizabeth I
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1769
year_start
1735