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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:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    7741-1857

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medallion, is an electotype of the original silver medallion, 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.

Physical description

This bronze medallion is an electrotype copy from the National Medallion, which 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

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.60 cm

Object history note

This is an electrotype of 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.
This copy was taken during the progress of the work.
It was given by the Science and Art Department.

Descriptive line

Medallion, bronze, 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

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Shield

Categories

Sculpture; Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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