Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life at Sea

Sep 13, 2022, 3:40 PM
Old Library - Hall 115-116

Old Library - Hall 115-116

oral presentation S85. MEDALS 3. EUROPE


Tom Hockenhull (British Museum)


This paper explores the stylistic and compositional influences on the Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life at Sea, engraved by William Wyon in 1836. It suggests that Wyon, who is credited with the original design, assembled a collage of disparate elements which nevertheless act in harmony, resulting in a successful and enduring example of neoclassical composition.

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Tom Hockenhull (British Museum)

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