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Hogarth medal

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1848 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (engraver)
    Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Anaglyptic engraving

  • Museum number:

    15219:5

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 9, box C

Anaglyptography is a process used to reproduce the appearance of a three-dimensional object. The technique employs a pantograph, an instrument invented in 1836 by the French engineer Achille Collas (1795-1859) to reproduce sculptures. The pantograph has a tracing arm, which moves over the original object, such as coin, plaster model of a medal or sculpture. The tracing arm is linked to a graver, which simultaneously reproduces what the tracing arm does as an engraved line. Note the two lines joining the front and back of the medal. The engraving is continuous.

Physical description

Depicting both sides of the Hogarth medal. On one side is a head and shoulder profile, facing right, of Hogarth. One the other side is a depiction of a group of three men.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1848 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (engraver)
Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Anaglyptic engraving

Marks and inscriptions

THE HOGARTH MEDAL.
Above, centre

Executed for the Art Union of London, / by Leonard C Wyon

HOGARTH
On medal, vertically to left side

HE THROUGH THE EYE CORRECTS THE HEART
On medal, other side, circling top

HOGARTH DES.
On medal, other side, lower left

L. WYON SC.
On medal, other side, lower right

ART-UNION OF LONDON / 1848
On medal, other side, lower centre

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 cm sheet as seen, object mounted in, Width: 19.2 sheet as seen, object mounted in cm

Descriptive line

Anaglyptic (medal) engraving. Unknown engraver after a medal made by Leonard C. Wyon for the Art-union of London. Print showing both sides of Hogarth Medal, 1848.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Prints; Printmaking techniques; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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