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Henry Grattan

French or Irish
about 1800
Probably by André Galle (French, 1761–1844)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 49 mm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.155

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Henry Grattan (1746-1820), commemorating a period of Irish independence.

Obverse: Profile bust of Henry Grattan looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “HENRY GRATTAN” and under bust “GALLE F”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center “IN MEMORY/OF/THE SHORT PERIOD/OF/IRELAND’S/INDEPENDENCE./—/”I SAY BY ITS CRADLE,/I FOLLOWED ITS HEARSE”/GRATTAN”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HENRY GRATTAN" and under bust "GALLE F".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "IN MEMORY/OF/THE SHORT PERIOD/OF/IRELAND'S/INDEPENDENCE./---/"I SAY BY ITS CRADLE,/I FOLLOWED ITS HEARSE"/GRATTAN".

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How