Medal in case

Object Number: 
1948.480
Date: 
1830
Medium: 
Silver, leather velvet
Dimensions: 
Medal: 2 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 8.6 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the obverse: "NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN(block letters)/ Instituted jany. 1826 Incorporated April 1828(script)" engraved: on the reverse: "NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN (block letters)/ To/ R. M. Pratt/ 2.d/ Premium./ For Drawing from the Antiq
Description: 
Cast silver medal in a leather case; medal in the shape of a painter's palette with an oval thumbhole; cast head of George Washington applied on one side and a cast wreath applied to the other; engraved around Washington, "NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN(block letters)/ Instituted jany. 1826 Incorporated April 1828(script)" and engraved around the wreath, "NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN (block letters)/ To/ R. M. Pratt/ 2.d/ Premium./ For Drawing from the Antique 1830 (script)"; oval, domed red leather case (un-numbered), cylindrical hinge on one side and two metal hook-and-eye clasps on the opposite; lined with red velvet.
Gallery Label: 
The donor was the granddaughter of the artist.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. W. Cheney
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group