Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 156-175 (Sale info: To Be Distributed).
In pairs. We take pleasure in being able to add to our list the testimonial medals of the "great dead," which were issued for private circulation only. The dies for these fine tributes were gotten up at an expense exceeding twelve hundred dollars each, and the medals were forced from hot metal, under a pressure of over six hundred tons--this enormous power being applied from twenty-five to sixty times, until the requisite delicacy and clearness were obtained. On the obverse of each is the clear cut face of the immortal original; on the reverse, designs of great beauty, and appropriate inscriptions. The metal used in highly purified copper chilled into the hardness of steel, and finely polished. [P. 254; see entry 02420245 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Catalogue of Premiums. The following valuable Collection of Paintings, Statuary, etc., comprises the Premiums to be given to subscribers.