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Sir Henry Hardinge, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1846 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, under glass with silver rim

  • Museum number:

    A.226-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal, commemorates Sir Henry Hardinge, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, and the Treaty of Lahore, and is made by George Gammon Adams in 1846.

The Treaty of Lahore, signed on 9 March 1846 ended the first Sikh war and gave Britain territory beyond the Sutlej river.

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

Obverse: Head to left of Hardinge bare-headed and clean-shaven. Inscribed.
Reverse: Allegorical scene of Victory presenting a laurel branch to a warrior. Inscribed.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1846 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silver, under glass with silver rim

Marks and inscriptions

'HARDINGE' [signed] 'G.G. ADAMS'
obverse

'MENS AEQUA REBUS IN ARDUIS / MDCCCXLVI'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.8 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, Sir Henry Hardinge, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore and the Treaty of Lahore, by George Gammon Adams, English, 1846

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. 2228
Forrer, L. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, I, London, 1904, p. 24

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture; Politics

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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