Medal

ca. 1918 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Lord Kitchener, struck bronze, by Jules Prosper Legastelois, French, 20th century, about 1918.
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.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 67mm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • "LORD KITCHENER FIELD-MARSHALL," "J. P. LEGASTELOIS" (obv.)
  • "THROUGH," "J. P. LEGASTELOIS"
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Cullen, Lucy, Fisher, Wendy and Jopek, Norbert, 'One by One': European Commemorative Medals for the Great War 1914-1918, London : Victoria & Albert Museum, 199820
Collection
Accession Number
A.95-1920

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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