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Art Union Medals: bronze medals by various artists, 1843-1887


30 Portraits in set

30 bronze medals of prominent artists and architects, commissioned by the Art Union of London between 1843 and 1892 for distribution to members. The Art Union was founded in 1836 as a subscription society to foster interest in the fine arts and encourage British artists and manufacturers of decorative wares. It ceased to exist in 1911. This collection includes a framed set of 12 medals given by the Council of the Art Union in 1875; a further framed set of 9 medals acquired late 19th century; and 7 medals given as part of a group of 13 medals by Mrs C. E. L. Cowan, 1952.

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Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey; James Watt (on reverse), by William Wyon, after  William Bain, and after  Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG D2912

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey; James Watt (on reverse)

by William Wyon, after William Bain, and after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
bronze medal, 1843
NPG D2912

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Alfred Joseph Stothard, after  Giuseppe Ceracchi - NPG D2925

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Alfred Joseph Stothard, after Giuseppe Ceracchi
bronze medal, 1845
NPG D2925

Sir Christopher Wren, by W. Wilson, after  Edward Pearce - NPG D2934

Sir Christopher Wren

by W. Wilson, after Edward Pearce
bronze medal, 1846
NPG D2934

William Hogarth, by Leonard Charles Wyon, after  Louis François Roubiliac - NPG D2919

William Hogarth

by Leonard Charles Wyon, after Louis François Roubiliac
bronze medal, 1848
NPG D2919

Inigo Jones, by Charles Frederick Carter, after  John Michael Rysbrack - NPG D2920

Inigo Jones

by Charles Frederick Carter, after John Michael Rysbrack
bronze medal, 1849
NPG D2920

John Flaxman, by C. Henry Weigall - NPG D2916

John Flaxman

by C. Henry Weigall
bronze medal, 1854
NPG D2916

William Wyon, by Leonard Charles Wyon - NPG D2935

William Wyon

by Leonard Charles Wyon
bronze medal, 1854
NPG D2935

Sir John Vanbrugh, by Benjamin Wyon, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D2930

Sir John Vanbrugh

by Benjamin Wyon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
bronze medal, 1855
NPG D2930

Sir William Chambers, by Benjamin Wyon, after  Sir Richard Westmacott - NPG D2911

Sir William Chambers

by Benjamin Wyon, after Sir Richard Westmacott
bronze medal, 1857
NPG D2911

Thomas Banks, by Leonard Charles Wyon, after  George Dance - NPG D2909

Thomas Banks

by Leonard Charles Wyon, after George Dance
bronze medal, 1858
NPG D2909

Sir Thomas Lawrence; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (on reverse), by George Gammon Adams, after  Edward Hodges Baily, and after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D2921

Sir Thomas Lawrence; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (on reverse)

by George Gammon Adams, after Edward Hodges Baily, and after Sir Thomas Lawrence
bronze medal, 1860
NPG D2921

Sir David Wilkie, by Leonard Charles Wyon, probably after  Samuel Joseph - NPG D2933

Sir David Wilkie

by Leonard Charles Wyon, probably after Samuel Joseph
bronze medal, 1861
NPG D2933

Sir Charles Barry, by Leopold Wiener, probably after  John Henry Foley - NPG D2910

Sir Charles Barry

by Leopold Wiener, probably after John Henry Foley
bronze medal, 1862
NPG D2910

John Bacon the Elder; Samuel Johnson (on reverse), by Joseph Shepherd Wyon, and after  John Bacon the Elder - NPG D2907

John Bacon the Elder; Samuel Johnson (on reverse)

by Joseph Shepherd Wyon, and after John Bacon the Elder
bronze medal, 1864
NPG D2907

Benjamin West; James Wolfe (on reverse), by W. Wilson, after  Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, and after  Benjamin West - NPG D2931

Benjamin West; James Wolfe (on reverse)

by W. Wilson, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, and after Benjamin West
bronze medal, 1866
NPG D2931

William Dyce, by George Gammon Adams - NPG D2914

William Dyce

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1867
NPG D2914

Sir Richard Westmacott, by Leonard Charles Wyon, after  Richard Westmacott - NPG D2932

Sir Richard Westmacott

by Leonard Charles Wyon, after Richard Westmacott
bronze medal, 1868
NPG D2932

William Etty, by George Gammon Adams - NPG D2915

William Etty

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1872
NPG D2915