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.