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William Etty

British
1872
Artist George-Gammon Adams (British, 1821–1898)


Object Place: London, Great Britain

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 57 mm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26.806

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of William Etty (1787-1849), commissioned by the Art Union of London.

Obverse: Bust of Etty looking to proper right; inscribed at proper left “ETTY”, on bust “G.G.ADAMS.SC.”, and below “1787-1849”.

Reverse: A nude woman with viel above interacts with winged child seen from above on bed of clouds; inscribed above “ART-UNION OF LONDON.1872” and below “G.G.ADAMS.SC.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at proper left "ETTY", on bust "G.G.ADAMS.SC.", and below "1787-1849".

Reverse: Inscribed above "ART-UNION OF LONDON.1872" and below "G.G.ADAMS.SC.".

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