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Benedetto Pistrucci (1784-1855), Medallist

Artist associated with 4 portraits
Benedetto Pistrucci was an Italian gem-engraver, medallist and sculptor. In 1815 Pistrucci sought patronage in London; from 1816 he worked at the Royal Mint, producing coinage dies for George III and George IV, and was appointed Chief Medallist in 1828, with William Wyon as Chief Engraver. He made the official coronation medals for George IV and for Victoria. Pistrucci also made portrait busts.

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William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington

by Benedetto Pistrucci
bronze medal, 1823
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6080


Samuel Cartwright

by Benedetto Pistrucci
marble bust
NPG 4983


Taylor Combe

by Benedetto Pistrucci, by William Joseph Taylor
bronze medal, after 1826
NPG D7204


Waterloo Medal

by Benedetto Pistrucci
gutta-percha medal, 1849
NPG D7214