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Tower Bridge, London

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1894 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bowcher, Frank, born 1864 - died 1938 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, struck

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Bridge House Estates Committee of the Corporation of the City of London

  • Museum number:

    123-1896

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case DR14

This medal, one of a series issued by the Corporation of the City of London, commemorates the opening of Tower Bridge by Prince Albert in June 1894.

Physical description

Medal, bronze. Obv.: Superimposed busts of the Princess of Wales, Queen Victoria, crowned, and the Prince of Wales. Rev.: TOWER BRIDGE OPENED 30th JUNE 1894 ON BEHALF OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA BY H.R.H THE PRINCE OF WALES. A perspective view of the Tower Bridge; above is the mark of the Bridge House Estates of the Corportion, and below in the exergue, the arms of the City of London. SIgned F. BOWCHER. FECIT.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1894 (made)

Artist/maker

Bowcher, Frank, born 1864 - died 1938 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, struck

Object history note

Given by the Bridge House Estates Committe of the Corporation of the City of London.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, by Frank Bowcher, England, 1894

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1896. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1900. pp.19
Taylor, Jeremy. The Architectural Medal. England in the Nineteenth Century. London. 1978. pp. 178.

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Sculpture; Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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