Antonio Pisanello - 23rd FIDEM Congress Medal (obverse view)
Ronald Searle (born 1920)
Museum no. A.3-1993
Commissioned by FIDEM (Fédération Internationale de la Médaille) in silver and bronze
Purchased from the British Art Medal Trust
Lent by Wendy Fisher
The cartoonist Ronald Searle wittily subverts the traditional medal format. Normally there is a portrait on one side and a symbolic image representing the virtue or achievements of the sitter on the reverse. When this medal is turned over, the reverse reveals the back of Pisanello's head.
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