Medal - Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine, Grain & Fruit, Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1884 Reg. No: NU 35644
- Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine Grain Fruit etc. Silver Prize 1884 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Madeline M. Ravenna Lewellin
Other Details: Silver prize medal awarded to Madeline M. Ravenna Lewellin of 116 Chapel Street, Prahran, at the 1884 Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine, Grain, Fruit etc. Lewellin entered a painting of Back Beach, Sorrento, painted from nature, for which she won this medal, and a set of terra cotta plaques painted in oils (Official Catalogue, p.33). Her work was displayed in the 'Ladies Court'. The Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine, Grain, Fruit etc opened on 17 March 1884 and closed in April. Its patron was the Most Honorable Marquis of Normanby, James Service, MP, Premier and Treasurer of Victoria. The Exhibition included categories for Works of Art; Education, Medicine and Hygiene; Furniture and Accessories; Textile Fabrics; Raw and Manufactured Products; Machinery and Manufactures; Alimentary Products - Cereals; Preserves; Fruits; Hops; Fermented Drinks; Agriculture; Horticulture; Minerals; a Ladies Court displaying needlework, artwork, jams and fruits, pickles and sauces, breads, scones, etc.; and an Old Court, displaying historic materials relating to the history of Australia. The Official Catalogue included advertisements from some of the exhibitors.
- A silver prize medal (31 mm diameter) featuring details of the exhibition within a wreath and won by M.M.R. LEWELLIN for oil painting.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||31 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||9.45 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||art medals, exhibitions, fruit, welsh, wine|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales|
|Series:||Australian Exhibition Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Within an olive wreath, VICTORIAN / INTERCOLONIAL / EXHIBITION / OF WINE GRAIN / FRUIT &c / 1884|
|Reverse Description:||Engraved: M.M.R. LEWELLIN OIL PAINTING|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: VICTORIAN INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION OF WINE GRAIN FRUIT &c 1884
Reverse: M.M.R. LEWELLIN OIL PAINTING
|Issued By:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1884|
|Mint:||Stokes & Martin, Victoria, Australia, 1884|
|Awarded To:||Madeline Lewellin, 1884
This is probably Ms Lewellyn who won the 1873 Melbourne silver medal NU35643.
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