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Award Medal for the London World Exhibition in 1862, 1862

  • engraving (printing process), bronze
  • 76.8 mm
  • Inv. 1921-EE

Public Domain

The first major World Fair "The Great Exhibition" was held in London at the Crystal Palace in 1851. After Dublin, New York and Paris, it was London's turn again to host a World Fair in 1862, this time in South Kensington on the site where the Natural History Museum is today. This prize medal was the official reward for the various exhibitors and judges. This medal was received by Mr Duhayon-Brunfaut as a juror. On the obverse is the allegorical representation of Brittania sitting on a throne surrounded by six women with various attributes representing the arts, designed by Irish artist Daniel Maclise.


Leonard Charles Wyon VIAF
London 1826 - London 1891

Daniel Maclise VIAF
Cork 1806 - London 1870

Title Award Medal for the London World Exhibition in 1862
Date 1862
Period 19th century
Medium and support engraving (printing process) AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) below: D MACLISE R.A. DES. LEONARD C. WYON FEC.
inscription and signature below: 1862 / LONDINI / --- / HONORIS / CAUSA ; LEONARD C. WYON
Collection medals AAT
Object type award medal
Inventory number 1921-EE
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F23(LION) beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
46B181 Universal exhibition Iconclass
61D(GREAT BRITAIN) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (GREAT BRITAIN) Iconclass
61E(LONDON) names of cities and villages (LONDON) Iconclass
Wereldtentoonstelling Gent 1913 in metaal vereeuwigd / Eva Wuyts, Luc François, Robert Blansaer, Chrsitel Dekesel, Huguette Taymans. - Gent : Numismatica Gandavensis, 2000 (p. 24)
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