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Benjamin West

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;...

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Inscription

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".

Provenance

By 1926, Henry G. Pickering; 1926, gift of Henry G. Pickering to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry G. Pickering

British, 1866

Object Place

London, Great Britain

Accession Number

26.802

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals