Matthew Boulton

British (London)
19th century
Artist G. F. Pidgeon (English, 1795–1819)


Object Place: London

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

68.10

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) with smooth molded edge. Inscribed on edge “PATRIS AMICIS M.R.B. CI[reverse “C”]I[reverse “C”]CCCXVIIII”.

Obverse: Profile bust of Boulton looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “MATTHAEVS BOVLTON” and under bust “PIDGEON F”.

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath of leaves and berries; inscribed in wreath “INVENTAS/AVT QVI VITAM/EXCOLVERE PER/ARTIS”.

Inscription

Inscribed on edge "PATRIS AMICIS M.R.B. CI[reverse "C"]I[reverse "C"]CCCXVIIII".

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MATTHAEVS BOVLTON" and under bust "PIDGEON F".

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "INVENTAS/AVT QVI VITAM/EXCOLVERE PER/ARTIS".

Provenance

By 1968, David Peel, London; 1968, sold by David Peel to the MFA (Accession date: January 10, 1968)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour