Item 11 - Christmas card of the Duke of Beaufort on his Gloucestershire estate in 1758

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RSA/PR/GE/109/19/11

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Christmas card of the Duke of Beaufort on his Gloucestershire estate in 1758

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  • 1999 (Creation)

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In 1758 the Society made the first of its many awards intended to promote reafforestation in Great Britain. A gold medal was awarded to Henry, fifth Duke of Beaufort, to mark the planting of acorns 'for the raising of Oak Timber' upon 23 acres of his estate at Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire. The artist, Anna Zinkeisen has depicted the Duke (in a red coat) listening as his steward, Robert Croucher, reads an advertisement of the conditions upon which the Society's offer of the medal was made. The mounted figure on the left is the Duke's sister, Lady Anne Somerset. Badminton House, the Duke's seat, can be seen in the distance. 24,000 copies sold.

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Geremy Butler Photography

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Creator KillickV 05/04/2000

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