Winchester College, 500th Anniversary
Attwood notes about this medal that "Frampton's sculptures clearly show the influence of Gilbert and likewise this medal has the romantic imagery and naturalistic detail, integrated image and legend and uneven matt surface of Gilbert's earlier medal" of Victoria's Jubilee for the Art Union of London.
Sir George James Frampton (1860-1928) was an English sculptor, medallist and decorative artist. He worked in an architects office before being apprenticed to a firm of architectural masons. He studied modelling a the London School of Art under W.S. Frith, and in 1881 entered the Royal Academy Schools, where he won a gold medal and travelling scholarship in 1887. Like Lanteri he was involved in the exterior decoration of the Museum, executing the spandrel reliefs of Truth and Beauty above the Main Entrance.
Frampton was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1894 and exhibited regularly across Europe, contributing to the Munich and Vienna Secession movements.
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