Title from dealer's catalog. Initialed by artist. Around the edge is the inscription: "Robertus. Walpole, Ord. Periscellidis. Eques." On the reverse is a full length figure which Horace Walpole mentions in his letter of 15 October 1788 to John Pinkerton: "One [medal of my father] I think was struck by Natter, who was much patronized by my brother, Sir Edward...the consular figure on the medal I meanintended for Cicero; but I believe was copied from a statue belonging to the late Earl of Leicester at Holkham, and which, if I do not mistake at this distance of time, is called Lucius Antonius..." Under the figure the initials MTC [Marcus Tullius Cicero] under which are the initials L.N. "The Valuable Contents of Strawberry Hill," sold on behalf of George, 7th Earl of Waldegrave by Mr. George Robins, 20 April 1842 (10th day of sale), lot 26, described under the heading "English Medals in Gold," with the artist's name incorrectly spelled as "Nutter." Sold to Lord Hatherton, for £1.18.0. Acquired by W.S. Lewis from Cyril Humphris Ltd., London, October 1967 (£175).
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Larenz Natter. Bronze Medallion Depicting Sir Robert Walpole. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
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