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Attributed to Gandy, John Peter afterwards Deering (1787--1850)

Royal Academy Silver Medal presented to Peter John Gandy for a Drawing in Architecture, 1806

Inscription: STVDY / R. AC. INSTITUTED 1768 (recto; with a relief of the celebrated antique fragment, the Belvedere torso)
Inscription: GEORGIVS III D.C. MAGN. BRIT. FR. ET. HIB. REX (verso; with the King's head in relief)
Inscription: Peter John Gandy for a Drawing in Architecture, 1806 (around the rim)

Museum number: X1298

Curatorial note

Peter John Gandy was the youngest brother of Joseph Michael Gandy. In 1828 he inherited the Lee estate, near Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, from his friend Henry Deering, and took the name of Deering.

The medal is on the right in the image which shows it framed with Gandy Deering's ivory lecture ticket Soane Museum no. X1297 (the framing was done by the Museum on its accession). The medal was presented to the Museum in a small white cloth bag bearing the remnants of a red wax seal.

Provenance help-art-provenance

By descent through the Gandy family. The gift of Barry Saxton, 2008. Presented by Mr. Saxton with X1297 (RA lecture ticket).

Associated objects

X1297, provenance
x1819, frame
XP18, provenance



The gift of Barry Saxton, 2008


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