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John Gibson

Circular medal of John Gibson (1790-1866), commissioned by Art Union of London. Obverse: Bust of John Gibson looking to proper right; signed under bust and inscribed at above and below. Reverse: Sculpture of nude male holding dog by its collar with his right hand; signed at proper left and...

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Obverse: Inscribed at above "JOHN GIBSON R.A.", under bust "J.S.WYON SC", and below "1789-1866". Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "J.GIBSON R.A.", under bust "J.S. WYON SC.", and below "ART UNION OF LONDON/1874".


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


Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals