Based on Enoch Wood's 1781 model of John Wesley, this bust is well modelled and well painted. Soon after 1800, the quality of Wesley busts started to deteriorate. By the mid 1800s, as Wesley busts were produced in ever larger numbers and got cheaper, they were no longer naturalistic. Some featured Wesley with pink hair, eyeliner and rouged cheeks!
See also the other ceramic busts of John Wesley in the Online Collection.