Samuel P. Avery Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4811
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 5/8 in. ( 6.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "Scharff" Inscription: edge, lower center: initials "JT" within oval followed by flower-shaped hallmark
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Samuel Avery facing left with legend: "MART.XVII.MDCCCXCVII SAMUEL.P.AVERY"; inscription at lower left of field: "AET.S./LXXV." Reverse depicts replica of Albrecht Durer's print showing seated figure of Art holding a statue of Perseus; artist's portfolio at her right with Durer's monogram "AD"; ornate reserve with inscription in exergue: "ARTIVM.STVDIOSO/AMICI."
Gallery Label: 
Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) was a prominent New York art dealer and collector of prints.
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Creative: Tronvig Group