Schreiber. Catalogue of English Porcelain, earthenware, enamels etc collected by Charles Schreiber, Esq., M.P. and the Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber, and presented to the South Kensington Museum in 1884. London. 1885. no. 623
Wax portrait relief of George I (1660-1727). Schreiber collection.
Height: 5.75 in, Width: 4.75 in
Given by Charles Schreiber M.P and Lady Charlotte Schreiber in 1884. Part of a collection given to the museum of mainly English porcelain, earthenware, enamels and glass, formed by Charles and Lady Schreiber from 1865.
This wax portrait relief depicts George I.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, low relief portraits in wax became popular in Britain and they were often exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of Artists and elsewhere. Waxes were used in a similar way to prints and medals, in order to disseminate the image of the sitter, or, like miniature paintings or silhouettes as portable mementoes.