George Washington, Inaugural Centennial Medal (George Washington, obverse; Eagle, reverse)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American (born Ireland), 1848 - 1907, Philip Martiny, American, 1858 - 1927

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Bronze medal

Overall: 4 7/16 × 4 7/16 × 3/8 in. (11.2 × 11.2 × 0.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection - 250th Anniversary Gift, 1769-2019

2016.64.87

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Sculpture: Medal

Classification

Sculpture

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse, top: • GEORGE • WASHINGTON •; [center]: • PATER • / PAT / RLÆ • / • M • D • C • C • L / XX / XIX • ; [obverse, under figure termination]: PHILIP • MARTINY • MODELER • DESIGN • AND • / COPYRIGHT • BY AVGVSTVS • SAINT-GAVDENS •; Reverse, top: TO • COMMEMERATE; [center]: THE • INAV / GVRATION / OF • GEORGE • WASHINGTON / AS • FIRST • PRESIDENT • OF • THE / VNITED-STATES • OF • AMERICA / AT • NEW • YORK • APRIL / • XXX • / • M • D • C • C • LXXXIX • / BY • AVTHORITY • OF / THE • COMMITTEE . ON • CELEBRATION / NEW • YORK • APRIL / • XXX • / • M • D • C • C • C • LXXXIX •; [on eagle's shield]: E / PLVRIBIS / VNIM

Course History

NAS 81.03, Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Native American History in Treaties, Collin Calloway, Winter 2019

Publication History

Roger Arvid Anderson, The Roger Arvid Anderson Collection, Medals, Medallions, Plaquettes and Small Reliefs, Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper and Textiles, San Francisco: Roger Arvid Anderson (published privately), design by David L. Wilson, 2015, p. 223.

Provenance

Acquired by Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, California, date unknown; lent to present collection, 1993; given to present collection, 2016.

Catalogue Raisonne

Dryfhout, No. 134

Old Number

EL.S.993.19.139

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