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Thomas Stothard

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1880 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.24-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze portrait medal depicts the painter and illustrator Thomas Stothard and on the reverse a detail of one of his paintings.
This detail is from Stothard's best-known painting Canterbury Pilgrims Setting forth from the Tabard Inn, 1806, which is in the National Gallery. The acquisition of the present medal completed the Museum's set of Art Union medals.

Physical description

Obverse: Bust of the painter and illustrator Thomas Stothard to right. Inscription.
Reverse: Detail from Stothard's painting Canterbury pilgrims Setting forth from the Tabard Inn, 1806. Inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1880 (dated)

Artist/maker

Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'STOTHARD 1755-1834 / [signed] L.C.Wyon F.'
obverse

'ART UNION OF LONDON 1880 / [signed]T.STOTHARD R.A.DES. L.C.WYON SC.'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.6 cm

Object history note

Bought from Mrs. Neddy Allen for £50 (Departmental Fund), in 1977.

Historical significance: The detail on the reverse is from Stothard's best-known painting. It is in the National Gallery. The acquisition of the present medal completed the Museum's set of Art Union medals.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, portrait of Thomas Stothard / detail of a painting, by L.C. Wyon for the Art Union of London, English, 1880

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

Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901 - The Reign of Queen Victoria. London: 1987, p. 324, no. 3080

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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