A Wedgwood black basalt bust of John Locke, circa 1780-90
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A Wedgwood black basalt bust of John Locke, circa 1780-90
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A Wedgwood black basalt bust of John Locke, circa 1780-90
Modelled looking to his left with an open collar, his waistcoat lapels tooled with lacework detailing, with a robe draping over his shoulders, raised upon a turned wood socle, 37cm high, impressed Wedgwood in lower case, the title LOCKE stamped in individual letters to reverse (chipped) (2)

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  • John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and the father of modern Libertarianism. Locke's political theory was founded on the concept of the Social Contract, that all people were equal and independent and everyone had a natural right to defend his "Life, health, Liberty, or Possessions". He had a profound influence on Voltaire and the Founding Fathers.
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