Charles Ricketts. Two-sided bronze medallion, 1897. Diameter 23/8 inches (6.0 cm). The verso of the medal shows a woodcutter with a raised axe chopping a tree. Click on image to enlarge it.

Charles Shannon (1863-1937) and Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) met as fellow students in 1882 at the Lambeth School of Art, Miller’s Lane. The two subsequently became life-long partners. They admired and befriended the older artist Legros, who created medal portraits of both men. In 1898 the Society of Medallists was reformed with Legros as its president. Shannon served on its committee and Ricketts was also a member. In 1897 Legros made this medal of Ricketts with an image of a woodcutter on the reverse. Both the medals of Ricketts and Shannon were exhibited together, along with others, in 1898 (Pall Mall Gazette, 47).

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>Pall Mall Gazette XIV, (February 7, 1898): 47.

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