MB98009 Terror/Virtue bronze medal by Ian Hamilton-Finlay for BAMS 1983

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Ian Hamilton-Finlay : Terror/Virtue bronze medal for BAMS 1983, cast by Lunts. The guillotine versus and conversely piety and reason in the age of enlightenment and revolution. Cast bronze 52.5mm, M4, BAMS edition of 43 plus a number sold by the artist. Scottish poet, gardener, sculptor and activist. The accompanying flier states ‘The guillotine represents (of course) Terror, the classical columns (a visual ‘rhyme’ borrowed from Puvis de Chavanne), not only Terror’s reverse – her obverse – Jacobin Virtue, but the true Revolutionary mode’. BAMS 15, EF Provenance direct by descent P Bagwell Purefoy collection

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