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Dolly Cursetjee Prize Medal: CM.54-2005

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Current Location: In storage


Artist: Wyon, Allan Gairdner
Issuer: Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy School of Art
Issuer: Cursetjee, Dolly (Struck in the name of)




Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy was one of the more ambivalent figures of British India. After amassing a fortune trading opium to China he was created first Baronet of Bombay by the British in 1843. After this time however he sunk much of his money into good works in what is now Mumbai, where a famous hospital and several schools bear his name. One of these is the Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy School of Art, founded in 1857. There, every year, is still awarded the Dolly Cursetjee Prize for Drawing, for which this is the medal, designed by Allan Gairdner Wyon. This example is the designer's own specimen.


History note: From the estate of the late Mrs Venetia M. Watson, daughter of the artist

Place(s) associated

  • Mumbai

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-01-31) by Watson, Philip Charles


1919 CE - 1962 CE


Bronze specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 73.0 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 150.31 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Dolly Cursetjee, robed and hooded, quarter left, inscription around

  • Text: BORN · 1894 DOLLY · CURSETJEE · DIED · 1919
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: View of Mumbai from coastline south of city, vegetation in foreground surrounding bay and beach, inscription around all

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.54-2005
Primary reference Number: 156573
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 28 January 2013 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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