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Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1857 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vechte, Antoine, born 1799 - died 1868 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    7740-1857

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medallion is made by Antoine Vechte in ca. 1857 in England.
The original, executed in repoussé or beaten work, by A. Vechte, of the National Medallion was destined for distribution in the yearly competition of all the Art schools in the United Kingdom.
It was given to the museum by the Science and Art Department.

The medallion depicts in the centre the crowned bust of Queen Victoria; the allegorical border around represents at the top Genius attended by Justice, Truth, Science and Fame. Below is Time holding a shield to contain the name of the successful competitor.

Physical description

Medallion depicts in the centre the bust of Queen Victoria crowned; the allegorical border round represents at the top Genius attended by Justice, Truth, Science and Fame; Below is Time holding a shield to contain the name of the successful competitor.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1857 (made)

Artist/maker

Vechte, Antoine, born 1799 - died 1868 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.60 cm

Object history note

The original, executed in repoussé or beaten work, by A. Vechte, of the National Medallion for distribution in the yearly competition of all the Art schools in the United Kingdom.
It was given by the Science and Art Department.

Descriptive line

Medallion, silver, by Antoine Vechte, England, ca. 1857

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1857. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 27
Burt, David J., "Electrotype medallions", The Medal, 5, 1984, p. 49.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Shield

Categories

Medallions; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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