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Washington Allston Medal

Object Number: 
1952.72
Date: 
1847
Medium: 
Bronze; leather, wood, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 11/16 in. ( 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.7 cm ) 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. Square black leather fitted case with dark red silk velvet lining.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Alfred C. Middlebrook
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group