A Collection of Art Medals

Date of Auction: 31st May 1995

Sold for £260

Estimate: £150 - £200

Great Britain, 1881. England. Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), English Poet, uniface cast Æ portrait medal, by A.Legros, 118mm (Jones, 1979, p.115, No 300; ANS, Cat. Exhibition, New York 1910, [2nd ed] p.189, No1). Mounted on a wood panel, rare and extremely fine (£150-200)


Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), French painter and etcher, studied at The Beaux-Arts then settled down in London and became naturalized. See BDM III, p.375 (Tennyson illustrated p.376). (See “Alphonse Legros and the cast medal”, Artistic Circles, P. Attwood, London, 1992).