1887 Art Union Jubilee Medal [Queen Victoria] by Sir Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934). 1887. Bronze. Diameter: 2 1/2 inches (64 mm). “This was the last Art Union medal to be commissioned and commemorates the Jubilee of the Art Union as well as that of Queen Victoria. Thirty medals in silver and forty in bronze were allotted as prizes in the Art Union lottery in both 1887 and 1888.” [Click twice on these images to enlarge them.]
Photographs by the owner. Caption material from Gibson to Gilbert: British Sculpture 1840-1914 (1992). Formatting by George P. Landow. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
Dorment, Richard. Victorian High Renaissance. Minneapolis: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1978. No. 29.
Alfred Gilbert. Exhibition catalogue. London: Royal Academy, 1986. Nos. 39 & 40.
Gibson to Gilbert: British Sculpture 1840-1914. Exhibition catalogue. London: The Fine Art Society, 1992. No. 26.
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