Bela Lyon Pratt - Medal of William Henry Cardinal O'Connell, 1908

Bela Lyon Pratt (Norwich, Connecticut, 1867 - 1917, Boston)

Medal of William Henry Cardinal O'Connell, 1908

Copper, 7.6 cm (3 in.) diameter

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Object details

Accession number

M27e51

Provenance

Gift from Cardinal William Henry O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston, 1907–1944 to Isabella Stewart Gardner probably around 1908.

Marks

Inscribed and dated (obverse): GVLIELMVS.ARCHIEPISCOPVS.BOSTONIENSIS.MCMVII
Signed (obverse): B L Pratt
Inscribed (reverse): ANNO.CENTESIMO.DIOECESEOS.FELICITER.PERACTO / VIGOR IN ARDVIS

Bibliography

Yale University Art Gallery ECatalogue, New Haven, accessed 2013. http://artgallery.yale.edu
Tanya Karpiak. "The medallic secrets of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum." The Medal (Autumn 2014), p. 16.


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Commentary

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