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Sir Francis Chantrey

British
1846
Artist William Wyon (British, 1795–1851)


Object Place: London, Great Britain

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 56 mm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.808

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Sir Francis Chantrey (1781-1841), commissioned by the Art Union of London. Inscribed on edge “ART UNION OF LONDON”.

Obverse: Bust of Chantrey looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “CHANTREY SCULPTOR ET ARTIUM FAUTOR” and under bust “[ ]:WYON.R:V.FEC:”.

Reverse: Man seated at center using a compass on paper; inscribed on base “WATT”, at proper left “W.WYON R:A.FEC.1846”, and in exergue “FRANCISCI CHANTREY/OPUS”.

Inscription

Inscribed on edge "ART UNION OF LONDON".

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CHANTREY SCULPTOR ET ARTIUM FAUTOR" and under bust "[ ]:WYON.R:V.FEC:".

Reverse: Inscribed on base "WATT", at proper left "W.WYON R:A.FEC.1846", and in exergue "FRANCISCI CHANTREY/OPUS".

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