British Historical Medals From the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 15th September 2015

Sold for £320

Estimate: £200 - £300

Henry Taylor, 1880, a uniface cast bronze medal by Elinor Hallé, bust right in cap, 127mm (Attwood –; BHM –; BDM –; E –). Extremely fine with attractive brown patina, very rare and one of the earliest New Sculpture medals £200-300


Sir Henry Taylor (1800-86), dramatist and poet, b. Bishop Middleham, co Durham; worked in the Colonial Office, 1824-72 and was a prime mover behind the scenes in relation to the abolition of slavery; lived at Sheen, Richmond, from 1851, and in retirement in Bournemouth from 1872 until his death