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Richard Cosway

Medal
ca. 1780 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Medal, bronze, bust of Richard Cosway, English, ca. 1780
Physical Description
Obverse: Draped bust of Richard Cosway, bare head three-quarter left. Inscription.

No reverse.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 11.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'RICHARDUS COSWAY . R . A . PRIAMRIVS PICTOR PRINCIPIS'
Object history
Given by Messrs. Peel & Humphris, in 1962.
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic References
  • 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
  • LLoyd, Stephen (ed.), Richard & Maria Cosway : Regency artists of taste and fashion, Edinburgh : Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1995147
Collection
Accession Number
A.8-1962

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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