Idea Lab: Research at the AGO Investigating the Works of Benjamin Cheverton


Idea Lab: Research at the AGO Investigating the Works of Benjamin Cheverton
Benjamin Cheverton (British, 1794–1876) was a man of many talents: he excelled in invention, science and craftsmanship. In the 1820s, he perfected a sculpture-copying machine that predates modern 3-D printers by more than 150 years. Working from full-sized busts created by other sculptors, he used the machine to produce exact, miniaturized copies.
This exhibition invites you to explore ongoing research into the works of Benjamin Cheverton from the Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Constantly seeking answers, AGO curators and conservators closely examine the works, comb through primary documents and visit other museums to study related objects and research materials. For example, new in-depth findings have revealed the identities of a number of the sitters depicted in Cheverton's works.
Date Place
Jul 20 - Aug 19 2018 AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario