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Charleroi Orphans Home plaquette

Belgian
1914
Artist Godefroid Devreese (Belgian, 1861–1941)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Overall: 61 x 66 mm (2 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

26.278

Medium or Technique

Metal; silvered bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Rectangular medal.

Obverse: A girl and boy seated on a bench with sack placed at proper left, huddled together and looking toward proper right; inscribed at proper right and in French below.

Reverse: A mother, with a child at her side, places arms on the same young boy and young girl, depicted on obverse, who are hold the sack, standing at proper right, in an interior setting before a hearth; inscribed at proper right and in French below.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at proper right "G. Devreese" and below "Seuls".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "G. Devreese" and below "Laissez venir à nous/Les petits enfants.".

Provenance

1926, given by the Commission for Relief in Belgium Educational Foundation to MFA. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Gift of the Commission for Relief in Belgium Educational Foundation