"Eccleston" Memorial Medal of Washington

1805
Engraved by Thomas Webb (English, active 1797–1830), Distributed by Daniel Eccleston (English, 1745–1821)


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Baker 85

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 76 mm, 141.5 gm (3 in., 4.99 oz.)

Accession Number

17.206

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Kristin and Roger Servison Gallery (Gallery 133)

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Medals

Vermuele: “Obv: Bust to right in an eighteenth century cuirass and cloak. GENERAL WASHINGTON INSCRIBED TO HIS MEMORY BY D. ECCLESTON LANCASTER MDCCCV. Rev: An Indian, holding an arrow in the right hand, stands with his left arm leaning on his long bow, the end of which is on the ground near his left leg. THE LAND - WAS OURS. All of the above is in a medallic inner circle. On the outside of the flan, in three concentric circles, from the largest inwards, appears the following continuous inscription: . HE LAID THE FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN LIBERTY IN THE XVIII CENTURY / . INNUMERABLE MILLIONS YET UNBORN WILL VENERATE THE MEMORY — OF THE MAN WHO OBTAINED THEIR COUNTRYS FREEDOM.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green