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Medal to Painters' Apprentices for Excellence in Drawing


Collection: Robert Gordon University Heritage Collection
Object Type: Medal
Artist/Maker: Smith, James
Date: unknown
Media/Materials: silver
Dimensions: 3.7 cm in diameter

Description:

A medal awarded to students who excelled in drawing whilst studying at the Mechanic's Institute in Aberdeen.


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.