Historical and Art Medals

Historical and Art Medals (15 December 2005) Catalogue Cover

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Named Collections

James N Spencer

James N Spencer

James Spencer was born in 1946 into a family of auctioneers based at Retford, Nottinghamshire. The family firm, Henry Spencer & Sons, founded in 1840, bore the name of his great-grandfather. James' father, Rupert Spencer, had developed the fine arts side of the firm, so James grew up in an atmos...
Sir George James Frampton, RA

Sir George James Frampton, RA

Born in St John’s Wood, London, sculptor and craftsman, trained at the Lambeth School of Art under W.S. Frith and studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1881 to 1887, in the latter year winning the Academy’s Gold Medal and £200. Between 1888 and 1890 he studied under Antonin Mer...