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Impression - Queen Victoria as Patron of the society for the prevention to cruelty to animals

Queen Victoria as Patron of the society for the prevention to cruelty to animals

  • Object:

    Impression

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hardened red wax

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss I.D. Adams

  • Museum number:

    A.171-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is an impression or die from the reverse of a commemorative medal showing animals and honouring Queen Victoria as Patron of the society for the prevention to cruelty to animals. It 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

Group of animals, including a horse, a cow, a donkey, a goat, a cockerel, a dog, a monkey, and an owl and other birds in a landscape flanked by trees. Inscribed.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1875 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Hardened red wax

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.3 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Impression or die, hardended red wax, from the reverse of a commemorative medal, showing group of animals, to honour Queen Victoria as Patron of the society for the prevention to cruelty to animals, English, by George Gammon Adams, ca.1875

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

Forrer, L. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, I, London, 1904, p. 23

Materials

Wax

Subjects depicted

Dog; Owl; Cow; Cockerel; Goat; Donkey; Monkey; Horse

Categories

Sculpture; Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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