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Medal - Patron's Medal, Royal Academy of Arts
  • Patron's Medal, Royal Academy of Arts
    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851
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Patron's Medal, Royal Academy of Arts

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1837 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, struck

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by H. L. Florence, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

The Wyon family produced many talented medallists and William became the greatest in 19th-century Britain. His work is characterised by bold modelling, balanced compositions and a sensitive approach to form. The Wyon portrait of Queen Victoria was used on several coins and was also the model for the head on the first postage stamps, including the Penny Black. This particular medal was awareded to H.L. Florence for architecture, in 1869.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1837 (made)


Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, struck

Descriptive line

Medal, gold, England (London), by William Wyon, 1837

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

Brown, Laurence. A Catalogue of British Historical Medals 1837-1901. London, 1987. Volume II. The Reign of Queen Victoria. no. 1794.
Trusted, Majorie. ed. The Making of Sculpture: the Materials and Techniques of European Sculpture. London: V&A Publications, 2007. p. 89. pl. 154.




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