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The Art Union of London was founded in 1837. Its purpose was to foster interest in the arts and to encourage British artists and the makers of decorative objects. Members paid an annual subscription of one guinea for which they received an engraving. They were also entered into a drawing for prizes. A series of medals was planned in 1842 with one of its aims being to encourage an interest in medallic art. About thirty medals were struck in silver to be offered as prizes in the drawing. Bronze examples were available to subscribers as an alternative to the print. Although at its height membership exceeded 20,000, very few subscribers opted to receive a medal in preference to a print. Mintages of bronze examples are estimated to be in the region of about 200, with later issues being scarcer than the earlier ones. The medals and information about their design and striking are described in detail in a paper by G.K. Beaulah published in the British Numismatic Journal in 1967.
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1845, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOSHUA REYNOLDS, painter

1845, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOSHUA REYNOLDS, painter

1845, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOSHUA REYNOLDS (1723-1792), painter. By Alfred Joseph Stothard bronze 58mm. $175. Sorry, SOLD
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1845, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOSHUA REYNOLDS, painter. Cased

1845, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOSHUA REYNOLDS, painter. Cased

1845, Great Britain. JOSHUA REYNOLDS (1723-1792). Painter. By Alfred Joseph Stothard. Bronze 58mm. Sorry, SOLD
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1846, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN, architect

1846, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN, architect

1846, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN (1632-1723), architect. By Benjamin Wyon and (begun by) W. Wilson. Bronze 58mm. $225, Sorry, SOLD
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1846, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN, architect. Cased

1846, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN, architect. Cased

1846, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN (1632-1723), architect. By Benjamin Wyon and (begun by) W. Wilson. Bronze 58mm. $225
$225.00
1846, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR FRANCIS CHANTREY, Sculptor

1846, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR FRANCIS CHANTREY, Sculptor

1846, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR FRANCIS CHANTREY (1781-1941), sculptor. By William Wyon. Bronze 55mm. $175
$175.00
1848, Great Britain. Art Unioin of London. WILLIAM HOGARTH, painter and printmaker

1848, Great Britain. Art Unioin of London. WILLIAM HOGARTH, painter and printmaker

1848, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM HOGARTH (1697-1764), painter and printmaker. By Leonard Charles Wyon. Bronze 55mm. $175. Sorry, SOLD
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1848, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM HOGARTH, painter and printmaker. Cased.

1848, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM HOGARTH, painter and printmaker. Cased.

1848, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM HOGARTH (1697-1764), painter and printmaker. By Leonard Charles Wyon (obverse after a sculpture by Louis-Fran├žois Roubiliac). Bronze 55mm. In an Art Union of London Case. $225
$225.00
1849, Great Britain. Art Union of London. INIGO JONES, architect. Inscribed edge.

1849, Great Britain. Art Union of London. INIGO JONES, architect. Inscribed edge.

1849, Great Britain. Art Union of London. INIGO JONES (1573-1652), architect. By Charles Frederick Carter. Bronze 54mm. $175. Sorry, SOLD
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1849, Great Britain. Art Union of London. INIGO JONES, architect. Plain edge.

1849, Great Britain. Art Union of London. INIGO JONES, architect. Plain edge.

1849, Great Britain. Art Union of London. INIGO JONES (1573-1652), architect. By Charles Frederick Carter. Bronze 54mm. $175
$175.00
1854, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOHN FLAXMAN. Cased

1854, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOHN FLAXMAN. Cased

1854, Great Britain. JOHN FLAXMAN. By Henry Weigall. Bronze 55mm.  Sorry, SOLD
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1854, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOHN FLAXMAN, sculptor.

1854, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOHN FLAXMAN, sculptor.

1854, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOHN FLAXMAN (1755-1825), sculptor and draughtsman. By Henry Weigall. Bronze 55mm. $175
$175.00
1854, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM WYON, medallist

1854, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM WYON, medallist

1854, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM WYON (1795-1851), medallist. By Leonard Charles Wyon. Bronze 56mm. $325
$325.00
1855, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR JOHN VANBRUGH, architect.

1855, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR JOHN VANBRUGH, architect.

1855, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR JOHN VANBRUGH (1664-1726), architect. By Benjamin Wyon. Bronze 55mm. $225. Sorry, SOLD
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1857, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM CHAMBERS, architect.

1857, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM CHAMBERS, architect.

1857, Great Britain. WILLIAM CHAMBERS (1723-1796), architect. By Benjamin Wyon after Westmacott . Bronze 55mm. $225. Sorry, SOLD
$0.00
1857, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM CHAMBERS.  Silver

1857, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM CHAMBERS. Silver

1857, Great Britain. Art Union of London. WILLIAM CHAMBERS (1723-1796), architect. By Benjamin Wyon after Westmacott . Silver 55mm. $600. Sorry, SOLD
$0.00
1858, Great Britain. Art Union of London. THOMAS BANKS, Sculptor.

1858, Great Britain. Art Union of London. THOMAS BANKS, Sculptor.

1858, Great Britain. Art Union of London. THOMAS BANKS (1735-1805), sculptor. By Leonard Charles Wyon (obverse after a drawing by George Dance). Bronze 55mm. $250. Sorry, SOLD
$0.00
1859, Great Britain. Art Union of London. THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, painter

1859, Great Britain. Art Union of London. THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, painter

1859, Great Britain. THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (1727-1789), Painter. By E. Ortner (after Johann Zoffany). Bronze 55mm. $200. Sorry, SOLD
$0.00
1860, Great Britain. Art Union of London. THOMAS LAWRENCE, painter

1860, Great Britain. Art Union of London. THOMAS LAWRENCE, painter

1860, Great Britain. Art Union of London. THOMAS LAWRENCE ( 1769-1830), painter. By George Gammon Adams after Edward Hodges Baily. Bronze 56mm. $200. Sorry, SOLD
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1860, Great Britain. Art Union of London THOMAS LAWRENCE,painter. Cased

1860, Great Britain. Art Union of London THOMAS LAWRENCE,painter. Cased

1860, Great Britain. Art Union of London. THOMAS LAWRENCE (1769-1830), painter. By George Gammon Adams after a bust by Edward Hodges Baily. Bronze 56mm. Sorry, SOLD
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1861, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR DAVID WILKIE, Painter. Cased.

1861, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR DAVID WILKIE, Painter. Cased.

1861, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR DAVID WILKIE, Painter. By Leonard Charles Wyon. Bronze 55mm. Sorry, SOLD
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1861, Great Britain, Scotland. Art Union of London. DAVID WILKIE, painter

1861, Great Britain, Scotland. Art Union of London. DAVID WILKIE, painter

1861, Great Britain, Scotland. Art Union of London. SIR DAVID WILKIE (1785-1841), painter. By Leonard Charles Wyon. Bronze 55mm. $225. Sorry, SOLD
$0.00
1862, Great Britain. Art Union of England. SIR CHARLES BARRY (1795-1850), Architect. By C. & J. Wiener

1862, Great Britain. Art Union of England. SIR CHARLES BARRY (1795-1850), Architect. By C. & J. Wiener

1862, Great Britain. SIR CHARLES BARRY (1795-1850), Architect. By Charles and Jacques Wiener. Silver 60mm. Sorry, SOLD
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1862, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR CHARLES BARRY, architect. By C. & J. Wiener

1862, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR CHARLES BARRY, architect. By C. & J. Wiener

1862, Great Britain. Art Union of London. SIR CHARLES BARRY (1795-1850), architect. By Charles and Jacques Wiener. Bronze 60mm. $300. Sorry, SOLD
$0.00
1864, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOHN BACON. Sculptor

1864, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOHN BACON. Sculptor

1864, Great Britain. Art Union of London. JOHN BACON (1740-1799), Sculptor. By Joseph Shepherd Wyon. Bronze 55mm. $225. Sorry, SOLD
$0.00
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