Johann Gottfried Schadow
Artist Wilhelm Kullrich (German, 1821–1887)
Diameter and weight: 50 mm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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".
1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund