Sir Joshua Reynold's Infant Academy Plate

Wedgwood Black Basalt Jasperware

A Wedgwood basalt Sir Joshua Reynolds Infant Academy plate.

The rim of the plate is decorated with fluting and the centre with a relief of Sir Joshua Reynold's "Infant Academy" modelled by William Hackwood in 1789.

In gold writing on the reverse of the plate Sir Joshua Rynolds 1723 - 1792 President of the Royal Academy 1768. The Infant Accademy bas relief was modelled by William Hackwood in 1789 from the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Reynolds, knighted in 1769, was a friend of Josiah Wedgwood F.R.S and painted portraits of Josiah and his wife Sarah. In1790 he wrote a certificate of admiration and approval of Wedgwood's Portland Vase. Number 971 in a limited edition of 2500.

The plate measures approximately 10” in diameter stamped on the back Wedgwood made in England.

The plate has been previously owned in very good condition and is first quality.