Mathilde Blind (Mathilde Cohen)

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Mathilde Blind (Mathilde Cohen), by Edward (Edouard) Lanteri, 1898 - NPG 6740 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Mathilde Blind (Mathilde Cohen)

by Edward (Edouard) Lanteri
bronze plaque, 1898
7 1/8 in. (180 mm) diameter
Purchased, 2005
Primary Collection
NPG 6740

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This memorial medallion was produced two years after Blind's death. It is a reduced version of the circular portrait ornamenting her marble monument by Lanteri in St Pancras Cemetery. The monument was commissioned by the chemist and art collector, Ludwig Mond, whose wife Frida was a close friend of Blind. It was unveiled by him in December 1898. Mond was one of Blind's literary executors and a significant patron of Lanteri, later commissioning his own statuette and a bronze portrait plaque. He or his wife presumably chose to have a very small edition of bronze reductions of Blind's memorial portrait cast for selected recipients. Three other examples are known: at Newnham College, Cambridge, a beneficiary under Blind's will, Girton College, Cambridge, and the British Museum (purchased from Newnham).