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Georges Gagneau

French
dated 1900
Artist Ferdinand Levillian (1837–1905)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Overall: 9.4 x 6.2 cm (3 11/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1994.240

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt copper

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Rectangular medal of Georges Gagneau, in low relief.

Obverse: Bust of Gagneau looking to proper left, inset into a circle at upper proper right corner; three scenes of bronze founding: liquid bronze being poured into molds (upper proper left), chasing of the surface of a bronze vessel (middle), and polishing and finishing of a vessel (lower proper right); inscribed at bottom “F. LEVILLAIN” and in inset circle “GEORGES GAGNEAU”.

Reverse: Framed by two branches of ivy; inscribed at center “REUNION/DES/FABRICANTS/DE/BRONZES/A/GEORGES/GAGNEAU/PRESIDENT/DE/1885 A 1900”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at bottom "F. LEVILLAIN" and in inset circle "GEORGES GAGNEAU".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "REUNION/DES/FABRICANTS/DE/BRONZES/A/GEORGES/GAGNEAU/PRESIDENT/DE/1885 A 1900".

Provenance

By 1994, David and Constance Yates (New York); 1994, sold by David and Constance Yates to the MFA. (Accession date: October 26, 1994)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation