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Washington Allston Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4735
Date: 
1847
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "P.P.DUGGAN DEL." Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "C.C.WRIGHT SC." Inscription: reverse, at lower center of image, on second step: "P.P.DUGGAN DEL." Inscription: reverse, at lower right of fi
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Allston facing right with legend: "WASHINGTON ALLSTON." Reverse depicts female figure presenting laurel wreath to artist with sculptor awaiting his turn; legend: "AMERICAN ART-UNION."; date below "1847", all within beaded border.
Gallery Label: 
This medal is one of a series of three medals issued by the American Art Union that honored prominent artists. The others were John Trumbull and Gilbert Stuart.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group