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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (designed by)
    Brenet, Nicolas Guy Antoine, born 1773 - died 1846 (maker)
    Dubois, Étienne Jacques (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming, F.R, C.S.E, Surgeon- Major 4th R.I.D Guards.

  • Museum number:

    1987-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts 'Arthur, Duke of Wellington' in profile. On the reverse side British war galleys are depicted crossing the Douro, the deity of which river opposes the. The inscription in the exergue reads 'Pasage of the Duro, 1809.'

This is the fifteenth in James Mudie's series of forty 'National Medals' struck in 1820 to commemorate British victories in George III's reign. They commemorate the events of the Napoleonic period, from a British perspective.

The medals were sold individually or in sets contained within a leather bound case in the form of a book.

Physical description

Medal, (Mudie's Series No. 15) bronze. Obv., profile head of 'Arthur Duke of Wellington'. Rev., British war galleys crossing the Douro, the deity of which river opposes them. In the exergue, 'Passage of the Duro, 1809.' Signed 'Mudie d.,' 'Brenet f.,' 'Dubois f.,'

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (designed by)
Brenet, Nicolas Guy Antoine, born 1773 - died 1846 (maker)
Dubois, Étienne Jacques (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.62 in

Object history note

Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming, F.R.C.S.E., Surgeon-Major 4th R.I.D Guards.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Duke of Wellington

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1877, London, 1877. p.188

Materials

Bronze

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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