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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Wyon (1795-1851), Medallist

Chief engraver at the Royal Mint; won gold medal of Society of Arts, 1813, for Ceres medal; second engraver at the Mint; employed in George III recoinage, 1816--25; prepared William IV coins from 1830; the first medallist RA, 1838; a prolific workman.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.