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William Hogarth

Circular medal of William Hogarth (1697-1764), commissioned by the Art Union of London. Obverse: Bust of Hogarth looking to proper left; inscribed at proper right "HOGARTH" and under bust "L.WYON". Reverse: Man at center flanked by a man on each side presenting to him a paper; inscribed above...

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Obverse: Inscribed at proper right "HOGARTH" and under bust "L.WYON". Reverse: Inscribed above "HE THROUGH THE EYE CORRECTS THE HEART", below "HOGARTH DES. and "L.WYON SC.", and in exergue "ART-UNION OF LONDON/1848".


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

Credit Line

Gift of Henry G. Pickering

British, 1848

Object Place

London, Great Britain

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals