Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture: Sir Daniel Macnee

Scottish
1855–75
Made by Benjamin Wyon (English, 1802–1858), Designed by Sir Joseph Noel Paton (Scottish, 1821–1901)


Object Place: Scotland

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2002.28.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal for the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, given to Daniel Macnee upon his election in 1829. Lettered edge “DANIEL MACNEE ELECTED MDCCCXXIX”.

Obverse: Probably a winged Mercury, with crown engraved with crescent moons, wings, and winged feet, crouching infront of a tree stump and chained to an oil burner, mounted with a Pegasus figure and producing three flames that he supports on his shoulders; inscribed in exergue “J.NOEL PATON R.S.A.DEL/BENJ.WYON SC”.

Reverse: Wreath at edge, surrounding a tripod burner with branch on top; inscribed at proper right, proper left, and around burner “ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF PAINTING SCVLPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE”.

Inscription

Engraved into edge "DANIEL MACNEE ELECTED MDCCCXXIX".

Obverse: Inscribed in exergue "J.NOEL PATON R.S.A.DEL/BENJ.WYON SC".

Reverse: Inscribed around burner "ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF PAINTING SCVLPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE".

Provenance

1876, presented to Daniel Macnee (b. 1806- d. 1882), on the occasion of his election as President of the Scottish Royal Academy, Scotland. By about 1996, with Marcoz Antiques, Boston; 1996, sold by Marcoz Antiques to Malcolm Rogers, Brookline, MA; 2002, gift of Malcolm Rogers to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 2002)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Rogers