Artist G. F. Pidgeon (English, 1795–1819)
Object Place: London
Diameter: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) with smooth molded edge. Inscribed on edge “PATRIS AMICIS M.R.B. CI[reverse “C”]I[reverse “C”]CCCXVIIII”.
Obverse: Profile bust of Boulton looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “MATTHAEVS BOVLTON” and under bust “PIDGEON F”.
Reverse: Inscribed in wreath of leaves and berries; inscribed in wreath “INVENTAS/AVT QVI VITAM/EXCOLVERE PER/ARTIS”.
Inscribed on edge "PATRIS AMICIS M.R.B. CI[reverse "C"]I[reverse "C"]CCCXVIIII".
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MATTHAEVS BOVLTON" and under bust "PIDGEON F".
Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "INVENTAS/AVT QVI VITAM/EXCOLVERE PER/ARTIS".
By 1968, David Peel, London; 1968, sold by David Peel to the MFA (Accession date: January 10, 1968)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour