John Trumbull Medal
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: "C.C.WRIGHT F." Inscription: obverse, below bust, at lower center: "B. HUGHES DEL." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, on second step: "P.P.D. D." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, on third step: "C.C.W. F."
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting nude bust of John Trumbull facing left; legend: "JOHN TRUMBULL." Reverse depicts Fame preparing to crown artist with laurel wreath while sculptor awaits his turn, at left; legend: "AMERICAN ART UNION"; date in exergue: "1849."
This is one of a series of three medals issued by the American Art Union honoring famous painters. The others are for Washington Allston and Gilbert Stuart.
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