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Medal
  • Medal
    Legastelois, Jules-Prosper, born 1885 - died 1931
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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1918 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Legastelois, Jules-Prosper, born 1885 - died 1931 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.95-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal representing Lord Kitchener and Britannis was made by J. P. Legasielois in France, in about 1918. This medal, exhibited at the Salon des Artistes français in 1920, commemorates the life and work of Horario Herbert Kitchener, First Earl of Kitchener (1850-1916) British soldier and statesman, who is remembered as a symbol of fighting spirit in the early part of the First World War.

Physical description

Obv., portrait head of Lord Kitchener in uniform, bare-headed, three-quarters left, wearing the Order of Merit. Rev., figure of Britannia, armed with a sword and shield and shouting, stands on a rock next to the English standard. The edge has the incuse cornucopia of Paris Mint mark and BRONZE.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1918 (made)

Artist/maker

Legastelois, Jules-Prosper, born 1885 - died 1931 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

"LORD KITCHENER FIELD-MARSHALL," "J. P. LEGASTELOIS"
obv.

"THROUGH," "J. P. LEGASTELOIS"

Dimensions

Diameter: 67 mm

Descriptive line

Lord Kitchener, struck bronze, by Jules Prosper Legastelois, French, 20th century, about 1918.

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

Gullen, Lucy, Fisher, Wendy and Nobert Jopek. [Exhibition handlist] 'One by One': European Commemorative Medals of the Great War 1914-1918. Victoria and London: Albert Museum, 1998. no. 20.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Shield; Sword

Categories

Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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