Portrait medal of Dr. Mark Blackburn Artist: Ian Rank-Broadley (British, born 1952)
Artist: Lida Cardozo Kindersley (British, born 1954)




650 g, 12:00, 125 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvia Cohen from the Jerome L. Cohen Collection of Paperweights, by exchange

Accession Number



21st century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: This design is by Ian Rank-Broadley (b. 1952), sculptor and the UKs leading portrait medallist, whose work includes the effigy of the Queen on the UK and Commonwealth coinages since 1998, and other effigies of the Queen, the Queen Mother, Prince Philip and Prince Charles on commemorative coins. His many distinguished sculptures, busts and plaques, include the monumental Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum (2007), a relief portrait of the Queen in Garter robes at the new Supreme Court in Parliament Square (2009), and a gilt-bronze relief of Dean Colet in St Paul's Cathedral (2010).

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: The design for the reverse is by Lida Cardozo Kindersley (b. 1954), the UKs leading letter cutter and letter designer. The model was cut in slate at the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop in Cambridge, established by Lidas late husband David Kindersley (1915-95), who in the 1930s was apprenticed to Eric Gill. Lida and David designed the gates of the new British Library, opened in 1997. Her work, spread throughout the country, ranges from large inscriptions on buildings to thousands of monuments and commemorative plaques, usually cut in stone or slate, but also in steel, glass and other media, and also to new fonts and designs for signage on major building developments and for typesetting. Her only other medal, the Millennium Dome Celebration Medal, was struck by the Royal Mint and given to all those who attended the Millennium Party at the Dome in 2000. Ian with Medal Lida and Mark discussing the reverse model


Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Object/Work type

medals, portraits


Women artists


on rim 38

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