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Medal - Richard Cosway

Richard Cosway

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.8-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicts Richard Cosway and is made in England in ca. 1780.
Cosway (1740-1821) was a painter and drawing master. Sometime designer of snuff-box lids and dealer in old pictures. Cosway became a Royal Academician in 1771 and was appointed Principal Painter to the Prince of Wales. His art collection was sold in 1822.

Physical description

Obverse: Draped bust of Richard Cosway, bare head three-quarter left. Inscription.
No reverse.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'RICHARDUS COSWAY . R . A . PRIAMRIVS PICTOR PRINCIPIS'
'Richard Cosway, Royal Academician, first Principal Painter'

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.9 cm

Object history note

Given by Messrs. Peel & Humphris, in 1962.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, bust of Richard Cosway, English, ca. 1780

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1760-1960, Vol I, The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV, London, 1980, cat. no. 341

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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