French or Irish
Probably by André Galle (French, 1761–1844)
Diameter and weight: 49 mm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Henry Grattan (1746-1820), commemorating a period of Irish independence.
Obverse: Profile bust of Henry Grattan looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “HENRY GRATTAN” and under bust “GALLE F”.
Reverse: Inscribed at center “IN MEMORY/OF/THE SHORT PERIOD/OF/IRELAND’S/INDEPENDENCE./—/”I SAY BY ITS CRADLE,/I FOLLOWED ITS HEARSE”/GRATTAN”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HENRY GRATTAN" and under bust "GALLE F".
Reverse: Inscribed at center "IN MEMORY/OF/THE SHORT PERIOD/OF/IRELAND'S/INDEPENDENCE./---/"I SAY BY ITS CRADLE,/I FOLLOWED ITS HEARSE"/GRATTAN".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How