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London International Exhibition 1874

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1874 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.227-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal commeorates the London International Exhibition 1874 and is made by the medallist J.E. Boehm and George T. Morgan. This medal was presented to George Gammon Adams for a marble statuette of Ruth which was exhibited in the Section Sculpture British and Foreign, Class Ii (£200).

The exhibition opened on 6 April 1874 in the International Exhibition buildings, South Kensington. Many varied works were exhibited including books and leather work, silks and a large exhibition of pictures.

Physical description

Obverse: Head of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales to left bareheaded and bearded. Inscribed and signed.
Reverse: View of Horticultural Society's buildings, Albert Hall and Albert Memorial. Inscribed.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1874 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'ALBERT . PRINCE . OF . WALES . PRESIDENT' [signed] 'BOEHM / G. MORGAN. SC.'
obverse

'LONDON . ANNUAL . INTERNAITONAL . EXHIBITION . OF . ALL . FINE . ARTS . INDUSTRIES . AND . INVENTIONS' [dated] 'MDCCCLXXIV' [and] 'GEORGE G. ADAMS CATALOGUE NO. 2827'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.5 cm

Object history note

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

Historical context note

This medal was presented to Adams for a marble statuette of Ruth which was exhibited in the Section Sculpture British and Foreign, Class Ii (£200).

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, International Exhibition, head of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales - exhibitor's medal awarded to G.G. Adams, by J.E. Boehm and George T. Morgan, English, 1874

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

Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901 - Vol II, The Reign of Queen Victoria. London: 1987, cat.no. 2992
Fearon, D., Spink's Catalogue of British Commemorative Medals 1558 to the present day, Exeter, 1984, no. 323.3. 324.4, 325.5, p. 75
Taylor, Jeremy, The Architectural Medal. England in the Nineteenth Century, London, 1978, p. 153, no. 180b

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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