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Exposition Universelle, 1935

Belgian
1935
Artist Armand Bonnetain (Belgian, 1883–1973)


Object Place: Europe, Belgium

Dimensions

Overall: 67 x 79 mm (2 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.566

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Rectangular medal for the 1935 Exposition Universelle, held in Brussels, with one convex long side, awarded by the Belgian Government in recognition of the Museum of Fine Arts contribution to the exhibition.

Obverse: Four winged personifications figures processing to proper right, each labeled by inscription, over city with two flying banners, each bearing an inscription; inscriptions labeling personifications “INGENIVM”, “INTELLECTVS”, “ARS”, and “INDVSTRIA”; inscriptions on banners “BRUSSELS” and “BRUXELLES”; inscribed at proper left “BONNETAIN” and below “EXPOSITION UNIVERSLE/ET INTERNATIONALE-1935=ALGEMEENE WERELD/TENTOONSTELLING”.

Reverse: Nude frontal victory figure behind block (uninscribed), holding a bouqet in each hand; inscribed below “EXPOSITION UNIVERSLE/ET INTERNATIONALE-1935=ALGEMEENE WERELD/TENTOONSTELLING”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscriptions labeling personifications "INGENIVM", "INTELLECTVS", "ARS", and "INDVSTRIA"; inscriptions on banners "BRUSSELS" and "BRUXELLES"; inscribed at proper left "BONNETAIN" and below "EXPOSITION UNIVERSLE/ET INTERNATIONALE-1935=ALGEMEENE WERELD/TENTOONSTELLING".

Reverse: Inscribed below "EXPOSITION UNIVERSLE/ET INTERNATIONALE-1935=ALGEMEENE WERELD/TENTOONSTELLING".

Provenance

1937, given by the Belgian Government through the Ambassador (Prince de Ligne) to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 12, 1937)

Credit Line

Awarded by the Belgian Government