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Medal - Sir Henry J. Wood
  • Sir Henry J. Wood
    Vincze, Paul, born 1907 - died 1994
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Sir Henry J. Wood

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vincze, Paul, born 1907 - died 1994 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Struck silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Arlette Bennett

  • Museum number:

    A.15-2005

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medal depicts Sir Henry J. Wood, founder-conductor of the Promenade Concerts which are held each year in the Royal Albert Hall. The Museum holds models for the portrait of Sir Henry Wood (A.13-2005 & A.14-2005).

The medal is made by Paul Vincze (1907-1994), a Hungarian-born medallist who took British citizenship in 1948 and lived and worked in London from then until his death. Vincze received wide and varied commissions and found a position in the mainstream of British medallic art.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1969 (made)

Artist/maker

Vincze, Paul, born 1907 - died 1994 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Struck silver

Marks and inscriptions

'P Vincze'
Obverse: artist's signature to the right of the head

'Sir Henry J. Wood 1869-1944. Founder-Conductor of the Promenade Concerts''
Obverse: inscription round edge

'1869-1969'
Inscription on reverse

'P. Vincze'
Reverse: artist's signature

Dimensions

Diameter: 56 mm

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, with head of man with goatee beard facing left, portrait of Sir Henry J. Wood, by Paul Vincze, Great Britain, 1944

Categories

Portraits; Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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