The Great Exhibition of 1851

Exhibition 1851: Medals

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Title

Exhibition 1851: Medals

Description

There are five official award medals designed for the exhibition, presented on behalf of Queen Victoria. They were struck in bronze, the metal considered most appropriate for the development of superior skill and ingenuity in medallic art. This reflected the Great Exhibition’s mission of promoting British manufacturing through encouraging excellence in industrial design, and developing public taste. The design on the reverse and the quote on the medal’s reverse, reflect the aspirations of the ‘Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations’; the event was promoted as a truly international cultural showcase, and a collaboration between nations, in which Britain could demonstrate her prowess.

Creator

Wyon, William, Domard, Joseph François, Bonnardel, Pierre Antoine Hippolyte, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Henry Cole

Date

1851

Contributor

Bequeathed by Sir Henry Cole K.C.B.

Rights

Copyright, The Victoria and Albert Museum

Format

Image

Language

English

Type

Medal Coins

Identifier

The Victoria and Albert Museum Great Exhibition Collection, Museum Number 38041800799215

Coverage

Great Britain

Citation

Wyon, William, Domard, Joseph François, Bonnardel, Pierre Antoine Hippolyte, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Henry Cole, “Exhibition 1851: Medals,” The Great Exhibition of 1851, accessed December 15, 2017, http://1851exhibition.org/items/show/75.

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