Lord Camden, Lord Chancellor
Gosset exhibited twenty-four works at the Incorporated Society of Artists between 1760 and 1778. The Library at Windsor Castle displays a number of his works.
This bust is very similar to the Wedgwood portrait, noted by Reilly and Savage as being taken from the medal by Thomas Pingo of 1766 and is included in the Wedgwood catalogue of 1779.
Isaac Gosset was also a frame carver who worked for famous artists like Thomas Gainsborough and William Hogarth. Of Huguenot origin, Isaac trained with his uncle, Matthew Gosset, who was a sculptor and wax modeler himself, and had a workshop in Soho,
Charles Pratt, Lord Camden, (1714-1794).Attorney General 1757. Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. Lord chancellor 1766-70. During the trial of John Wilkes for sedition he declared common warrants illegal and as a result achieved much popularity. He was one of the leading figures to oppose the measures that led to the War of Independence
Lord Brougham said of him- His unwearied patience, his unbroken suavity of manner, his unruffled calmness of temper.... went far to constitute the perfect judge.
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