Obverse with the beautiful young head bust of Victoria, reverse with sculpture of a body, mounted on a rock. Edge of the green, red and white ribbon medal is inscribed'Edith Bateson, For The Best Still Of A Statue Or Group, 10 Dec 1891, the other inscribed'Edith Bateson For A M? Of A Bust From The Life, 10 Dec 1892'. Both medals mounted for suspension and generally Extremely Fine.
The medals are accompanied by a letter from the Librarian of The Royal Academy Of Arts which explains. Edith Bateson entered the Royal Academy Schools on 7th December, 1888 aged 21. Her Address was 8 Harvey Road, Cambridge. In 1891 she won the second silver medal for a bust from the life (open to female students only). Also the first silver medal for a model of a statue or group.
In 1892 she won the first silver medal for a bust from life. She exhibited four works at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and also showed work in various other London Galleries and the Paris Salon during the 1890's. I cannot be held responsible for items lost in transit that have been sent uninsured.The item "1837 VICTORIA ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS 55mm SILVER MEDAL PAIR BY WYON" is in sale since Monday, September 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins\Historical Medals/Medallions\British\19th Century". The seller is "cooperscoinscom" and is located in Essex. This item can be shipped worldwide.