Erik Gustaf Geijer

probably Swedish
1850


Object Place: Sweden

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1173

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze, with dark red patina

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Erik Gustaf Geijer (1783-1847), Swedish poet, historian, and philospher.

Obverse: Profile bust of Erik Gustaf Geijer looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “ERICUS GUSTAVUS GEIJER SVEC./NAT. MDCCLXXXIII. DEN. MDCCCXLVII.”.

Reverse: Personification of fame stands at proper right, holding torch over muse of history seated at proper left; inscribed above “CG QVRANSTROM INV. TUA CAELESTES ILLUSTRANT OMNIA FLAMMAE. PM LUNDGREN FEC.” and in exergue “NOBILI HISTORICO CIVI OPTIMO/GRATI CULTORES ET AMICI/MDCCCL.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ERICUS GUSTAVUS GEIJER SVEC./NAT. MDCCLXXXIII. DEN. MDCCCXLVII.".

Reverse: Inscribed above "CG QVRANSTROM INV. TUA CAELESTES ILLUSTRANT OMNIA FLAMMAE. PM LUNDGREN FEC." and in exergue "NOBILI HISTORICO CIVI OPTIMO/GRATI CULTORES ET AMICI/MDCCCL.".

Provenance

1990, Collectors' Auctions, Ltd., Danbury, CT; September 8, 1990, Collectors' Auctions sale, lot 3268, to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III; 2005, gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III