Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Object Place: Europe, Belgium
Diameter and weight: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal for the Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, probably commemorating its two-hundreth anniversary.
Obverse: Heraldic emblem crowned by bull’s head and flanked by wings, with inscribed banner below and a schooner at proper right and a church at proper left, all over a brick wall; inscribed probably in Dutch at edge in band.
Reverse: Inscribed scroll framed by a wreath; inscribed in Dutch at edge.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "*KONINKLIJKE AKADEMIE VAN BEELDENDE KUNSTEN TE ANTWERPEN".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "TWEEHONDERDJARIG JUBELFEST" and on scroll "PHILIPPUS IV/KONING VAN SPANJE/BIJ-BESLUIT VAN 9 JULI J 1663/VERGUNDE AKN DAVID TENIERS/EN ZIJNE MEDE GEZELLEN/DE DEKENS EN OUDERMANS/VAN ST. LUKAS GILDE/OORLOF OM DE/ANTWERPSCHEAKADEMIE/VAN SCHILDERKUNST/TE STICHTEN/HET GEBOUW DER BORZE/WERD VOOR HET ONDERWYS/INGERICHT IN 1664".
By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)
Gift of Malcolm Storer