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Duke of Bedford

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1802 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hancock, John Gregory (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.76-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicting Russell Francis, the 5th Duke of Bedford is made by John Gregory Hancock.
Francis (1765-1802) was a friend of the Prince of Wales and a noted agriculturalist. At the time of his death he was President of the Bath and West Agricultural Society.
Hancock (ca. 1750 - 1805) was a medallist and die-sinker, renowned as skilled engraver of tokens.

Physical description

Obverse: Bare head of the Duke of Bedford, facing left. Inscription.
Reverse: A shepherd leans mourning on a veiled broken column, accompanied by his dog and with cows and sheep in the background. Inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1802 (made)

Artist/maker

Hancock, John Gregory (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'FRANCISCUS DUX BEDFORDIAE' [and below] 'NATUS JULII 23 1765' [and signed] 'I.G.HANCOCK.S'
obverse

'TIBI VOTA QUOTANNIS AGRICOLOE FACIENT'
'farmers will pray for you every year'
reverse

'OBIIT MARTII II.K/MDCCCII'
'he died 2 March 1802'
reverse, exergue

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.28 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Duke of Bedford, by John Gregory Hancock, English, 1802

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

Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1760-1960, Vol I, The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV, London, 1980, cat. no. 532

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Cows; Shepherd; Column; Dog; Sheep

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Politics; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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