Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria

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Alfred Gilbert

1854-1934

English New Sculpture (19th Century British) painter, draftsman, sculptor, goldsmith and medalist

Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria

1887

6.4 cms | 2 1/2 ins
Bronze, cast

Victoria and Albert Museum

London | United Kingdom

ANN. IVBIL. 1887

VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND & EMPRESS OF INDIA

ART SAILETH THOUGH LIFE FAILETH. ART UNION OF LONDON 1837- 1887.

 

"The 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne was marked by exuberant celebrations and a great number of commemorative wares. This medal was issued by the Art Union of London, an organisation that encouraged public interest in the arts and also celebrated its own Golden Jubilee in 1887." (Source: V&A)

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