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