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John Gibson

British
1866
Artist Joseph Shepherd Wyon (British, 1836–1873)


Object Place: London, Great Britain

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 55 mm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.805

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of John Gibson (1790-1866), commissioned by Art Union of London.

Obverse: Bust of John Gibson looking to proper right; signed under bust and inscribed at above and below.

Reverse: Sculpture of nude male holding dog by its collar with his right hand; signed at proper left and inscribed at proper right and below.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at above "JOHN GIBSON R.A.", under bust "J.S.WYON SC", and below "1789-1866".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "J.GIBSON R.A.", under bust "J.S. WYON SC.", and below "ART UNION OF LONDON/1874".

Provenance

By 1926, Henry G. Pickering; 1926, gift of Henry G. Pickering to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry G. Pickering