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Ernst Ludwig Karl Albert Wilhelm

German (Hesse-Darmstadt)
1901
Artist Rudolf Bosselt (German, 1871–1938)


Object Place: Hesse-Darmstadt

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 61 mm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.716

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Ernst Ludwig Karl Albert Wilhelm (1868/9-1937), Grand duke of Hesse and by Rhine.

Obverse: Profile bust of Ernst Ludwig looking to proper left; inscribed at edge and at proper right.

Reverse: Haloed man holding building in both arms, flanked by incense burners at each side; inscribed at proper right and proper left.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed "ERNST.LUDWIG.GROSSHERZOG.VON.HESSEN" and at proper right "19[monogram consisting of "W" and "B" in a circle]01".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "IHREM SCHÖPFER/UND SCHIRMHERRN/DEM GROSSHERZOG/ERNST LUDWIG/VON HESSEN/UND BEI RHEIN/IN DANKBARKEIT/UND EHRFURGHT/GEWIDMET/JM JAHRE 1901"(Dedicated to their creator and patron Ernst Ludwig Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine in thanks and awe in the year 1901) and at proper left "DIE KUNSTLER/KOLONIE IN/DARMSTADT/PETER BEHRENS/RUDOLF BOSSELT/PAUL BURCK/HANS CHRISTIANSEN/LUDWIG HABICH/PATRIZ HUBER/JOSEPH OLBRICH".

Signed

Obverse: signed and dated "19 [artist's monogram] 01".

Provenance

1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund