National Eisteddfod Association Medal (plaster proof)
Created by William Goscombe John
Usually date of exhibition rather than production
Object class: numismatics
Object type: medal
Material: processed and vegetal - plaster
Description: On the obverse is a relief of the sixth century Welsh poet Taliesin, while on the reverse is a representation of the Welsh dragon. The plaster proof was one of the first stages of the medal's production and would have been made for the artist to check the design and to show to the organisers of the commission for their approval.
Notes: The Eisteddfod organizes festivals of Welsh music, poetry and art every year. This medal was commissioned by the National Eisteddfod Association of Wales and has been awarded to prize winners in the annual competitions since 1896.
Makers, Owners and Exhibitors
Owned by National Museum of Wales
Accession number: NMW A 2575. Bequest of T.H. Thomas
National Museum of Wales: Collections Online
http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/art/online/?action=show_item&item=1083 (accessed 3 September 2010)
Citing this record
'National Eisteddfod Association Medal (plaster proof)', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/object.php?id=ann_1283533040, accessed 31 Jan 2015]