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Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 9:51 pm
by vampicker
Showed up in today's mail. This one was done in 1875 for the 80th birthday of author Thomas Carlyle. BHM-3006, Eimer-1648.

as plain as it gets other than the portrait, but that is in serious relief and finely detailed.

Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:23 pm
by RogerRock
Extraordinary high relief and extremely fine detail on the portrait ! Thanks for sharing.

Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:39 pm
by vamnuke
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Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:57 pm
by JohnGoldsmith
Do you know how many different types did Morgan sculptured?

Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 12:45 am
by vampicker
No, he was prolific as a medalist

Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 2:27 am
by JohnGoldsmith
vampicker wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 12:45 am
No, he was prolific as a medalist
I meant do you know how many medal types did Morgan make?

Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 6:53 am
by Kurt28
With all respect, I hope you have considered Verdi-Care and/or Coin Care for that business under the chin.
Thanks for sharing.

Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:33 pm
by vampicker
Haven't done any conservation yet beyond a light touch with a camel hair brush. I'll probably see if any of the spotting will lessen from a little xylol. I'm highly reluctant to use any oil based solvent around the spots as the surfaces are otherwise VERY original.

Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:56 pm
by vampicker
JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 2:27 am
vampicker wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 12:45 am
No, he was prolific as a medalist
I meant do you know how many medal types did Morgan make?
It's several hundred as far as I can tell. There's a listing of his American works in ' The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan' by Karen Lee. There are long runs of one or both faces of medals for the Assay Commission, Indian Peace, Presidential Inaugural, Secretary of the Treasury, Mint Director, and Exhibitions, etc. And Lee's work doesn't attempt to cover his British work.

Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 4:42 pm
by messydesk
Great medal. Love the level of detail on the portrait.