Josiah Wedgwood. Photographed by William Blake.

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Date:1900 - 1940 (c.)

Description:Lantern slide with a portrait of Josiah Wedgwood.

This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.”

A small folder containing approximately sixty reader cards was found in the same box as the slides. The cards contain information about the images. The card that appears to correspond to this slide reads;

"Josiah Wedgwood. From an engraving after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Born 1730, died 1795. The inscription on the monument by Flaxman to his memory in Stoke Church says that he "converted a rude and inconsiderable manufactory into an elegant art and an important part of national commerce".


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Creators: Mr William Blake - Creator

Donor ref:(40/11935)

Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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