Washington Allston Medal
Bronze; leather, wood, silk
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 )
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.
Gift of Mrs. Alfred C. Middlebrook
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 field, on first step: "C.C.WRIGHT SC."
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