collection of the Mackelvie Trust Board, Auckland, 1885, (691), on loan to Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1932.233, N2293, 18033.24, BHM 2911
Art Union of London Medal : Charles Robert Leslie 1870
Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) was an artist who specialised in painting scenes from literature.
"1 9 . LESLIE (1870)...The profile head, looking to right, portrays C. R. Leslie, R.A. (1794 - 1859) . He spent his early years in America, arriving in London in 1811, and specialised in the painting of scenes from literature. The reverse of this medal, 'The Sentry Box', depicts a scene from Tristram Shandy.
The dies were commissioned in 1866. Thirty in silver were allotted on completion in 1871."
from 'The Medals of the Art Union of London' by G. K. Beaulah, in The British Numismatic Journal' Vol XXXV1 1967
1 January 1870 to 31 December 1870
- C.R. LESLIE R.A. BORN 1794 DIED 1859 / ART UNION OF LONDON 1870 (legend)
- A.B. WYON SC. (medallist's name)
- THE SENTRY BOX (legend)
- C. R. LESLIE R.A., P. (medal inscription)
- 0 - Whole diameter : 55mm
- 0 - Whole depth : 5mm
18 April 1997
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