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Washington Allston Medal
Date: 1847
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Medium: Bronze; leather, wood, silk
Dimensions: Container: 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 11/16 in. (8.9 × 8.9 × 1.7 cm) Overall (Medal): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Allston facing right with legend: "WASHINGTON ALLSTON." Reverse depicts female figure presenting laurel wreath to artist with sculptor awaiting his turn; legend: "AMERICAN ART-UNION."; date below "1847", all within beaded border. Square black leather fitted case with dark red silk velvet lining.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Alfred C. Middlebrook
Object Number: 1952.72
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "P.P.DUGGAN DEL." Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "C.C.WRIGHT SC." Inscription: reverse, at lower center of image, on second step: "P.P.DUGGAN DEL." Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field, on first step: "C.C.WRIGHT SC."

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This medal is one of a series of three medals issued by the American Art Union that honored prominent artists. The others were John Trumbull and Gilbert Stuart.