Ernst Ludwig Karl Albert Wilhelm
Artist Rudolf Bosselt (German, 1871–1938)
Object Place: Hesse-Darmstadt
Diameter and weight: 61 mm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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".
Obverse: signed and dated "19 [artist's monogram] 01".
1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund