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Johann Gottfried Schadow

German
1850
Artist Wilhelm Kullrich (German, 1821–1887)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 50 mm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.723

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Johann Gottfried Schadow (1764-1850), a German sculptor.

Obverse: Profile bust of Johann Gottfried Schadow looking to proper left; inscribed at edge and on bust.

Reverse: Elder person seated at center with female personification at proper rigth and another woman at proper left; inscribed below and in exergue.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GOTTFRIED SCHADOW BILDHAUER" and "*GEB D.20 MAI 1764 GEST.D.27 JAN.1850*" and on bust "W.K".

Reverse: Inscribed below "G.SCHADOW INV.ET SCULP.IN MARMORE 1790" and in exergue "LONGAEVUM SERVARUNT/PARCAE".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund