James Russell Lowell Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)
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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
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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
New Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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