Sir John Soane, The Soane Testimonial
The portrait is taken from a Chantrey bust and the reverse a specimen of Soanes architectural work. The medal was originally intended as a token of respect from his fellow architects but such was the interest that many private individuals subscribed to the medal and subsequently in 1835 these individuals met at the house in Lincolns Inn for the presentation. A full account of proceedings appears in the Gentlemans Magazine in 1835.
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