Albert and Elisabeth: Generosity-Gratitude
Godefroid Devreese (Belgian, 1861–1941)
Object Place: Europe, Belgium
Diameter and weight: 70 mm (2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; silvered bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Albert and Elisabeth, commemorating American relief sent to Belgium in 1914.
Obverse: Two overlapping, profile busts of Albert and Elisabeth looking to right, he in front and wearing military costume and she wearing a tiara; inscribed at edge and on bust.
Reverse: Semi-nude female personification of American generosity, standing at proper right with wheat stalks in her arms, before a nude standing man behind a clothed crouching woman with child at proper left, with an oceanliner steamship in background with an American flag and the inscribed name “RELIEF”; inscribed in French above, at proper left, and below.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·LL·MM·ALBERT·et·ELISABETH·" and on bust "G.DEVREESE".
Reverse: Inscribed above "GENEROSITE-AMERIQUE BELGIAN-GRATITUDE", at proper left "G.DEVREESE", and below "1914".
1926, given by the Commission for Relief in Belgium Educational Foundation to MFA. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)
Gift of the Commission for Relief in Belgium Educational Foundation