An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists by W. Ellenberger, H. Baum, H. Dittrich, Lewis S. Brown

By W. Ellenberger, H. Baum, H. Dittrich, Lewis S. Brown

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Carter Preston’s origins, training and professional career were all in Liverpool, and his success on a national scale should not obscure the major contribution made to the medallic art of his own city. Two medals encapsulate this contribution in a particularly satisfactory way. D. Hamel Calder by the Sandon Society in 1927 for her efforts in saving the School for use as an Arts Centre. The reverse is one of the few architectural perspectives produced by Carter Preston; typically, the exergue includes classical figures – a female extending her wings in a protective gesture around an artist, who holds a sculpture of Athena (patroness of the Arts) in one hand and a sculptor’s hammer in 48 above FIRST WORLD WAR PEACE TREATY MEDAL 1919 below left GOLD MEDAL • Royal Society of Medicine 1920 below right reverse of SERENA ITALIAN MEDAL 1920 49 above obverse of EDWARD JONES PRIZE MEDAL • Institute of Bankers 1920 below reverse of EDWARD JONES PRIZE MEDAL • Institute of Bankers 1920 50 the other.

The second medal is his commemorative plaque for the inauguration of Liverpool Cathedral, 1930. Nothing in his work is further removed from the quiet dignity of classical iconography. ’24 Its design combines both medieval and modern elements, reflecting the neo-Gothic character of the building it celebrates. The artist has succinctly incorporated architectural details of the new cathedral into the Virgin’s throne on the obverse, recalling the solid fifteenth century throne of Masaccio’s Madonna and Child.

Hamel Calder by the Sandon Society in 1927 for her efforts in saving the School for use as an Arts Centre. The reverse is one of the few architectural perspectives produced by Carter Preston; typically, the exergue includes classical figures – a female extending her wings in a protective gesture around an artist, who holds a sculpture of Athena (patroness of the Arts) in one hand and a sculptor’s hammer in 48 above FIRST WORLD WAR PEACE TREATY MEDAL 1919 below left GOLD MEDAL • Royal Society of Medicine 1920 below right reverse of SERENA ITALIAN MEDAL 1920 49 above obverse of EDWARD JONES PRIZE MEDAL • Institute of Bankers 1920 below reverse of EDWARD JONES PRIZE MEDAL • Institute of Bankers 1920 50 the other.

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