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Medal - Frederick, Prince of Wales
  • Frederick, Prince of Wales
    Dassier, Jacques-Antoine, born 1715 - died 1759
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Frederick, Prince of Wales

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dassier, Jacques-Antoine, born 1715 - died 1759 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, struck, partly gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case DR13

The Swiss-born medallist Jacques Antoine Dassier (1715-1759) was a medallist and engraver. The eldest son of Jean [John] Dassier. He studied in Paris and Rome before working as assistant engraver at the Royal Mint in London from 1741 to 1745. He stayed in England till 1757. He later worked at Geneva and from 1756 at the St Petersburg Mint. Besides many individually commissioned medals, in the 1740s he produced a series of famous Englishmen, including Sir Hans Sloane (bronze, 1744; see Hawkins, Franks and Grueber, ii, no. 234), and contributed to his father's Roman series. With their subtly modelled drapery, his medals resemble, on a small scale, busts by the sculptor Roubiliac. Many also represent the same sitters. The legend in Latin, reads: ‘Frederick Prince of Wales’.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1750 (made)


Dassier, Jacques-Antoine, born 1715 - died 1759 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, struck, partly gilt


Diameter: 5.39 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1880.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Frederick Prince of Wales, by Jacques Antoine Dassier, England (London), ca. 1750

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1880. London, 1881, p. 25
Trusted, Marjorie, ed. The Making of Sculpture. The materials and techniques of European sculpture. London, 2007, p. 89, pl. 152




Coins & Medals; Sculpture; Portraits; Royalty


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