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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of Charlotte Cushman, an American stage actress well known for her wide vocal range and ability to play both male and female roles. On the medal's reverse, an image of Pegasus is displayed at the middle. Around the winged horse, Cushman is depicted in costume for four of her most well-known roles: Cordelia (King Lear), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Romeo (Romeo & Juliet), and Meg Merrilies (Guy Mannering).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1974

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN / 1810 1870 / © / 1974 / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY reverse: CORDELIA / LADY MacBETH / ROMEO / MEG MERRILIES 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

Article

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

3154.49

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.

Charlotte Cushman Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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