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Portrait Medallion of James Stuart

Portrait Medallion of James Stuart, Wedgwood and Bentley, after 1777. The Wedgwood Museum Trust, Barlaston, Staffordshire

Portrait Medallion of James Stuart, Wedgwood and Bentley, after 1777. The Wedgwood Museum Trust, Barlaston, Staffordshire (click image for larger version)

Stuart was friends with the potter Josiah Wedgwood and this friendship resulted in several collaborative commissions over the years.

Wedgwood had a high regard for Stuart and honoured him as one of the 'Illustrious Moderns', in a series of Wedgwood portrait busts from the 1770s.