WYON, Benjamin. 16937

£60

Description

Autograph memorandum signed by Wyon, addressed on verso to H.Howard, Royal Academy, probably submitting a seal for exhibition, reading: “Impressions from the Great Seal of England, engraved by His Majesty’s command. B.Wyon, Chief Engraver of His Majesty’s Seals, Nassau Street, Soho Square.” 4 x 7 inches, traces on verso of being mounted on a blue album page. Undated [c.1831-1837] Benjamin Wyon (1802–1858), engraver of seals, and medallist. He was the second son of Thomas Wyon the elder. He received instruction from his elder brother, Thomas Wyon the younger, and in 1821 gained the gold medal of the Society of Arts for a medal die of figures. He also gained the silver medal of the Royal Academy, for a die with the head of Apollo. On 10 January 1831 Wyon was appointed Chief Engraver of the Seals and made the Great Seal of William IV.