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Medal

  • Object:

    Medal pr. of wales/view of r.albert hall int exh

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1874 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boehm, Joseph Edgar Sir, born 1834 - died 1890 (maker)
    Morgan, George T., born 1845 - died 1925 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.33-1971

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicts Prince Albert Edward, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's first son and later King Edward VII. On the reverse side there is a view of the Royal Albert Hall and the Horticultural Society's arcade. The medal was struck to commemorate the International Exhibition in 1874.

The present medal is inscribed on the rim to the sculptor Francis John Williamson, a pupil of John Bell and John Foley and a favourite artist of Queen Victoria, from whom he has many commissions.

Physical description

Medal, bronze. Obverse: Head of the Prince of Wales. Inscribed: ALBERT. EDWARD. PRINCE OF WALES. PRESIDENT. Signed: BOEHM (on truncation) and G.MORGAN. SC. Reverse: View of the Royal Albert Hall and Horticultural Society's arcade. Inscribed: LONDON. ANNUAL. INTERNATIONAL. EXHIBITION. OF. ALL. FINE. ARTS. INDUSTRIES. AND. INVENTIONS. MDCCCLXXIV. Rim inscribed: F.J. WILLIAMSON. CATALOGUE NO. 3052 ETC.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1874 (made)

Artist/maker

Boehm, Joseph Edgar Sir, born 1834 - died 1890 (maker)
Morgan, George T., born 1845 - died 1925 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 51 mm

Object history note

Purchased from Miss Irene Codd, The Grapes Cottage, Esher, Surrey for £5. This medal was awarded to the sculptor F.J. Williamson (1833-1920) at the 1874 Exhibition. Given with other material, to Miss Codd as mementoes by the daughter of F.J.Williamson. Williamson had lived and had his studio in Miss Codd's house.

Historical context note

This medal was first issued in 1872 in the same form, the only difference being the date on the reverse. The present medal is inscribed on the rim to the sculptor Francis John Williamson, a pupil of John Bell and John Foley and a favourite artist of Queen Victoria, from whom he has many commissions. The number 3052 on the rim, refers to the sculpture 'Caught' exhibited by Williamson at the 1874 Exhibition.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, English, 19th century, J.E.Boehm/G.T. Morgan, 1874

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

Brown, Laurence. A Catalogue of British Historical Medals 1837-1901, London, 1987, p. 301, no.2992.
Fearon, Daniel. Spink's Catalogue of British Commemorative Medals 1558 to the present day, London, 1984, p. 75, nos. 323.3, 324.4, 325.5.

Materials

Bronze

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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