Organised by the York & East Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Small is Beautiful: Medallic Art in Victorian Britain

Lecture | York Medical Society Rooms

Thursday 22 March 2018 - 14:00 until 16:00

The Victorian age can be considered a high point for British medals. Philip Attwood, Keeper of Coins and Medals at the British Museum, will discuss how the creativity of the artists who made them responded to the social and cultural changes of their time. He will consider the work of William Wyon, Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint, and his rival Benedetto Petrucci, the Italian gem-cutter, in the earlier nineteenth century, as well as the later work of Wyon’s son Leonard and the changes in medal design which took place towards the end of the century.

This event has been organised by the York & East Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

York Medical Society Rooms

23 Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8AW

Entry details

£20 (includes afternoon tea)

To book, please contact Lindsay Councell on or call 01423 330388

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