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medal, commemorative

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  • Other titles
    Art Union of London Medal: C R Leslie 1870 (descriptive name)
  • Description
    Art Union of London Medal: Charles Robert Leslie
    bronze medal; 55mm diameter
    obverse: bust of Charles Robert Leslie, facing right; legend: C.R. LESLIE R.A. BORN 1794 DIED 1859 / ART UNION OF LONDON 1870; below bust: A.B. WYON SC.
    reverse: scene of man and woman based on painting 'The Sentry Box' painted by C R Leslie as an illustration for the novel Tristram Shandy; legend in exergue: THE SENTRY BOX; artist's name to right: C. R. LESLIE R.A., P.; medallist's mark to left: A. B. WYON SC.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1932.233, 18033.24, N2293, BHM 2911, 691
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  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
medal, commemorative, 1932.233, N2293, 18033.24, 691, BHM 2911, Photographed by Denise Baynham, digital, 15 Jan 2018, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    collection of the Mackelvie Trust Board, Auckland, 1885, (691), on loan to Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1932.233, N2293, 18033.24, BHM 2911
  • Notes
    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
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1870 to 31 December 1870
  • Subject category
  • Collection
  • Production
    A B Wyon (medallist)
    Charles Robert Leslie (artist)
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), English reign
  • Signature/marks
    • 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)
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › bronze
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole diameter : 55mm
    • 0 - Whole depth : 5mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    18 April 1997

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