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Medal - Good Service Award, Sydney Society of Artists, New South Wales, Australia, 1943 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20760

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Society of Artists Good Service Award 1943 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Awarded to: Kent, H.W.
Other Details: Society of Artists Good Service medal awarded to H. W. Kent in 1943 in 'appreciation of good service for the advancement of Australian art'. The Society of Artists held annual exhibitions at which members could sell their works, published books and catalogues and encouraged the development of Australian art.
Description:
A silver prize medal (51 mm diameter) featuring a personification of Art as a woman standing naked but for drapery over shoulder and head-wear, holding an pallet and paintbrush, by Rayner Hoff. Details of the award are engraved on the edge.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 71.01 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: art medals
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Rayner George Hoff, Sculptor (1894-1937), Society of Artists, Sydney, New South Wales, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Art
Tertiary Classification: societies
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: 1943 AD
Obverse Description: Personification of Art as a woman standing naked but for drapery over shoulder and head-wear, standing facing left, holding an pallet and paintbrush across field, SOCIETY - OF ARTISTS / SYDNEY AUSTRALIA / G.RAYNER HOFF
Reverse Description: IN / APPRECIATION / OF GOOD SERVICE / FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF / AUSTRALIAN / ART
Edge Description: Engraved: AWARDED TO H.W.KENT. 1943
Inscriptions: Obverse: SOCIETY-OF ARTISTS SYDNEY AUSTRALIA G.RAYNER HOFF
Reverse: IN APPRECIATION OF GOOD SERVICE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF AUSTRALIAN ART
Edge (engraved) : AWARDED TO H.W.KENT. 1943
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Society of Artists, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Amor (Mint), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1943
Artist: Rayner Hoff, New South Wales, Australia, by 1943
Awarded To: H. Kent, Australia, 1943

Comments

Peter Lane Posted on 11 May 2012 12:15 AM
Spelling of medallist is wrong. You have 'Raynor' shoulde be 'Rayner' Hoff. See ADB & your other medals. I have noticed Noble Numismatics have made this error many times!

Peter
Regards
Peter Lane

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