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The De Vesci Seal

Artist:
Sir Alfred Gilbert (British, London 1854–1934 London)
Patron:
Commissioned by John Robert William Vesey, 4th Viscount de Vesci (British, 1844–1903)
Date:
1891–96
Culture:
British
Medium:
Patinated and gilt silver, gold, enamel, turquoise, glass and heliotrope intaglio
Dimensions:
Height: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.302
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
The Fourth Viscount de Vesci commissioned this on January 1, 1891, for presentation to his wife, née Lady Evelyn Chartiers, on their silver wedding anniversary. Gilvert was then working on his major commissions, the Eros fountain in Piccadilly and the tomb of the Duke of Clarence at Windsor.
Commissioned by John Robert William Vesey, 4th Viscount de Vesci for his wife on January 1, 1891 ; Lady de Vesci (from 1896) ; [ The Fine Art Society , London, until 1992; sold to MMA ]
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