Object Place: London, Great Britain
Diameter and weight: 55 mm (2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Circular medal of Benjamin West (1738-1820), commissioned by the Art Union of London.
Obverse: Bust of West looking to proper right; inscribed at proper left “WEST”, under bust “W.WILSON”, and below “1738-1820”.
Reverse. Group of five men supporting a fallen sixith in a triangular formation; one holds a flag, one at proper left holds a rag to wound of fallen man; inscribed at edge “ART-UNION OF LONDON.1866” and below “WILSON LONDON 1759”.
Obverse: Inscribed at proper left "WEST", under bust "W.WILSON", and below "1738-1820".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ART-UNION OF LONDON.1866" and below "WILSON LONDON 1759".
By 1926, Henry G. Pickering; 1926, gift of Henry G. Pickering to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)
Gift of Henry G. Pickering