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Roundel - Sir Henry Hardinge, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, and the Treaty of Lahore
  • Sir Henry Hardinge, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, and the Treaty of Lahore
    Adams, George Gammon, born 1821 - died 1898
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Sir Henry Hardinge, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, and the Treaty of Lahore

  • Object:

    Roundel

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1846 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White wax on slate

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss I.D. Adams

  • Museum number:

    A.175-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a model for the reverse of a commemorative medal, depicting Sir Henry Hardinge, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore and the Treaty of Lahore, and is made by George Gammon Adams.

Sir Henry Hardinge was a field Marshall. He served under Brent Spencer and joined Wellesley in the Peninsular. After a distinguished carreer both as a politician and in the army he was appointed governor-general of India in 1844. The Treaty of Lahore was signed on 9 March in 1846.

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

Allegorical scene of Victory standing to right presenting a laurel branch to a kneeling warrior.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1846 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

White wax on slate

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.9 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Roundel, model for a medal, white wax on slate, 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)

Forrer, L. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, I, London, 1904, p. 24
Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901 - Vol II, The Reign of Queen Victoria. London: 1987, cat.no. 2228

Materials

Wax; Slate

Subjects depicted

Laurel branch; Warrior

Categories

Sculpture; Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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