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Franco British Exhibition 1908 Entente Cordiale

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1908 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bowcher, Frank, born 1864 - died 1938 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.78-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal commemorating the Franco British Exhibition 1908, is made by Frank Bowcher in England in 1908.
Frank Bowcher (1864-1938) was a Britsh medallist and sculptor, who has studied at the National Training School under Edward Onslow Ford and in Paris, where he was influenced by the work of Jules-Clément Chaplain and Oscar Roty.

Physical description

Obverse: three allegorical figures (Peace, Britannia and representation of France). Figures of Britannia and France touch hands. Inscription.
Reverse: Figures of Fame with exhibition buildings in background. Inscribed.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1908 (made)

Artist/maker

Bowcher, Frank, born 1864 - died 1938 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'LONDON MDCCCVIII' [signed] 'RF AND F BOWCHER'
obverse

'PERTH ACADEMY. VAUGHTON BIRMIN. RD. 535695 [signed] 'F BOWCHER 1908'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 5 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1978.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Franco British Exhibition 1908 Entente Cordiale, by Frank Bowcher, English, ca. 1908

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

Fearon, D., Catalogue of British Commemorative Medals 1558 to the present day, no. 359.2, p. 84
Attwood, P., Artistic Circles, British Museum, 1992, no. 8, p. 46

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Allegorical figure; Female figure

Categories

Coins & Medals; Myths & Legends; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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