|Wax Relief of Doctor James Gregory|
James Tassie, 1791
The Victoria & Albert Museum
We’ve looked at several wax relief portraits. They’re usually more colorful and cartoonish than this wax portrait relief which depicts Doctor James Gregory (1753-1821). The sculpture was made by James Tassie in 1791.
Dr. Gregory was a Professor of Medicine at Edinburgh, and the inventor of Gregory powder—a favored laxative of the Eighteenth Century which was made of dried rhubarb. Yay!