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Medal - Thomas College, Roorkee (India)

Thomas College, Roorkee (India)

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Adams, George Gammon, born 1821 - died 1898 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silvered electrotype under glass cover

  • Museum number:

    A.245-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This roundel (silvered electrotype) is cast of a prize medal of Thomas College, Roorkee (India), and is made by George Gammon Adams.

George Gammon Adams (b. 1821-1898) was a portrait sculptor and medallist. He designed and exhibited prize medals for the Great Exhibition. In 1852 he was chosen to model the death mask of Wellington. One of his public monuments is the 'Napier' statue in Trafalgar square.

The roundel was among the items given to the Museum by I. D. Adams, the daughter of George Gammon Adams, in 1980. In total, 196 items were included in the Adams gift, which consisted of many models for medals as well as the busts and figurative sculpture. In most instances it is not possible to date conclusively the many models included in this gift.

Physical description

Lion lying to left on a rectangular plinth. Inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Adams, George Gammon, born 1821 - died 1898 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silvered electrotype under glass cover

Marks and inscriptions

'THOMASON : C : E : COLLEGE / ROORKEE. JAN: 3RD. 18xx [possibly 53]' [and signed] 'G.G.ADAMS'

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.55 cm

Object history note

Given by Miss I.D. Adams, daughter of George Gammon Adams in 1980.

Descriptive line

Roundel, silvered electrotype, cast of prize medal of Thomas College, Roorkee (India), by George Gammon Adams, English, ca. 1850

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

Forrer, L. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, I, London, 1904, p. 24

Subjects depicted

Lion

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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