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Exposition Universelle, 1889

French
1889
Designed by Trovis Bottee (French), Artist Louis-Alexandre Bottée (French, 1852–1941)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1987.754

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silvered bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal commemorating the Exposition Universelle of 1889. Stamped “BRONZE” on side.

Obverse: Man seated at proper right being crowned by robed female seated at proper left with tree behind her and a cityscape of Paris below including Eiffel Tower; inscribed at edge “EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE” and at center “1889” and in exergue “Trovis BoTTÉE”.

Reverse: Trumpeting winged nude female at center with a star above and a tree and sculpted bust at proper left; inscribed at proper left “Louis BoTTÉE”, at proper right “RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE” and on rectangular tablet “POULET”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE" and at center "1889" and in exergue "Trovis BoTTÉE".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper left "Louis BoTTÉE", at proper right "RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" and on rectangular tablet "POULET".

Provenance

By 1987, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1987, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 20, 1988)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule