Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

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Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, by Paul Vincze, 1960 - NPG 6195 - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Paul Vincze
silvered bronze medal, 1960
2 1/4 in. (55 mm) diameter
Given by the sitter's son, Philip Samuel, 1993
Primary Collection
NPG 6195

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  • Paul Vincze (1907-1994), Medallist. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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This medal was produced to mark Lord Samuel's 90th birthday. It is inscribed, 'HERBERT VISCOUNT SAMUEL O.M.' (Order of Merit, an honour bestowed on Samuel in 1958). The reverse shows a figure, perhaps of Truth, writing in a book and holding a beacon, with the inscription, 'AMICVS SOCRATES SED MAGIS AMICA VERITAS' (Socrates is my friend but a greater friend is truth), from Roger Bacon's Opus Majus, and indirectly from Aristotle. Vincze had previously portrayed Lord Samuel in a portrait plaque exhibited in 1943.

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