Isaac Gosset
1713 - 1799
A Londoner of Huguenot descent, famous for his accuracy and quickness in the creation of wax images. He created a wax portrait of Franklin that is related to the ceramic medallion portraits of Wedgwood, and of Tassie (q.v.). He was a frame-maker and business representative to other artists, including Allan Ramsay and David Martin. Surviving examples of his Franklin portraits are recorded in Sellers, pp. 293-296.