Thomas Gainsborough (obverse) and The Wood-gatherers. E. Ortner. Bronze, 54.5 mm. in diameter. Private UK collection. Inscribed (obverse): “T. GAINSBOROUGH.R.A. / BORN 1727.DIED 1788.” Signed obverse and reverse: “E. ORTNER FECET.” The three figures on the reverse are a detail of a painting by Gainsborough in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Created 18 April 2018