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National Academy of Design award medal

Object Number: 
1948.481ab
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Silver; leather, velvet, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (in box): 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 13 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: obverse: "FIRST PREMIUM AWARDED / To / Robt M. Pratt / for the / best Drawing from the Milo & Lion." engraved: reverse: "NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN, / Instituted / Jan.y 19th / 1826. / Incorporated April 1828."
Description: 
A) Silver award medal in the shape of an artist's palette with inscriptions on both sides, foliate wreath center of obverse, inscribed on recto: "FIRST PREMIUM AWARDED / To / Robt M. Pratt / for the / best Drawing from the Milo & Lion.", inscribed on reverse: "NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN, / Instituted / Jan.y 19th / 1826. / Incorporated April 1828."; oval case (b) is brown leather, hinged at the back with three metal hook fasteners, inside lined with brown velvet.
Gallery Label: 
This award was earned by Robert M. Pratt from the National Academy of Design for a drawing from the Milo and Lion.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. W. Cheney
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group