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Juror's medal for 1851 Exhibition

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    dated 1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallist)
    Adams, George Gammon, born 1821 - died 1898 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Struck bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Commissioners of the Exhibition of 1851

  • Museum number:

    6033-1852

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal is a juror's medal for the Great Exhibition of 1851. The obverse depicts the busts of Queen Victoria and Prince Consort and is made by William Wyon.
The reverse shows Fame attended by Commerce crowning a kneeling figure of Industry and is signed G.G. Adams.

Physical description

Bronze medal of the Exhibition of 1851, obv. busts of the Queen and Prince Consort, by William Wyon, dated 1851, on the reverse Fame attended by Commerce crowning a kneeling figure of Industry and signed G.G. Adams.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

dated 1851 (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallist)
Adams, George Gammon, born 1821 - died 1898 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Struck bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'PULCHER ET ILLE LABOR PALMA DECORARE LABOREM'
'It is a pleasant duty to honour work'
Reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.5 in

Object history note

Historical significance: This is the Juror's medal of the Exhibition

Descriptive line

Bronze medal of the Exhibition of 1851, obv. busts of the Queen and Prince Consort, by William Wyon and George Gammon Adams, dated 1851

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Brown, Lawrence: British Historical Medals 1837 - 1901, London, 1987, p. 171, No. 2464
Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1852. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 26.

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty; Great Exhibition; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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