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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features the left-side profile of James Russell Lowell, an American romantic poet. On the reverse, a scene from The Vision of Sir Launfal is depicted where the poem's principle character, a knight, is shown offering charity to a beggar. The knight is shown standing holding a bowl with outstretched arms and offering it to a figure seated underneath a tree. A horse stands eating grass just behind the knight, and a castle is pictured in the background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL / 1819 / 1891 / CARL C. MOSE reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERISTY / ©1970 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

coins & medals

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3154.77

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

James Russell Lowell Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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