- Olin Levi Warner (American, West Suffield, Connecticut 1844–1896 New York)
- 1883, cast 1897–98
- Diam. 8 5/8 in. (22.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of National Sculpture Society, 1898
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Born in Phillipsburg, Quebec, Wyatt Eaton (1849-1896) trained at the National Academy of Design in New York and later with Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Eaton completed figure studies and portraits influenced by the naturalism of the French Barbizon style. Warner and Eaton were both early members of the progressive Society of American Artists and developed a close friendship. At the time this medallion was modeled, they both had studios in the Benedick Building in New York’s Washington Square. It is not known whether this medallion was commissioned, or, more likely, was a token of friendship from sculptor to painter.