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Medal to Painters' Apprentices for Excellence in Drawing
Object Type: Medal
Artist/Maker: Smith, James
Dimensions: 3.7 cm in diameter
A medal awarded to students who excelled in drawing whilst studying at the Mechanic's Institute in Aberdeen. Stored in red box lined with purple velvet and white silk.
This medal was awarded to Hugh Livingstone, who received a third prize for excellence in drawing whilst studying at the Mechanic's Institute in Aberdeen.
The Institute was founded in 1824. In the 1850s, it offered classes in the arts and sciences as well as many courses in the trades. John Gray was a director of the Institute, a position that eventually would provided a link in the role of the Institute later being passed to the future Gray's School of Art.
Object Number: ABDRG2010.311
Donated by Mr John Bateman.