BRITISH INDIA: AV medal (51mm / 62.01g), 1928, Bombay Art Society, 18CT, RRR, EF

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BRITISH INDIA: AV medal (51mm / 62.01g), 1928, Bombay Art Society, 18CT, RRR, EF
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BRITISH INDIA: AV medal (62.01g), 1928, Pud-948.7.1, 51mm gold medal, woman seated in sari, sketching, looking over Bombay harbor scene, BOMBAY ART SOCIETY above, geometrical patterns in exergue // Gateway of India at center with VRBS PRIMA / IN INDIS (First City in India) around, on edge, ETHEL GERTRUDE MACMILLAN / AWARDED 1928, and 18CT stamp with hallmark, struck at the Bombay Mint, EF, RRR.

The Bombay Art Society is based in Mumbai and was founded in 1888. For some five or six years after the foundation of the Society, the Exhibits of the European Artists preponderated over those of the Indian Artists as shown by the catalogs of the Annual Exhibitions. The number of works by Indian Artists exhibited in subsequent years at the Society's Annual Exhibition later considerably increased and secured many medals and prizes. It was quite an achievement for Indian Artists under British Rule. By 1923 a total of one hundred and thirty-six entrants were Indian and only twenty were European. In Robert Puddester's book, the spelling of the gold medallist of 1928 is listed as Mrs. E. J. McMillan. Only 39 gold medals were issued between 1894 and 1947 in British India of both this type and the Victoria portrait type.