Artist Ferdinand Levillian (1837–1905)
Object Place: Europe, France
Overall: 9.4 x 6.2 cm (3 11/16 x 2 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt copper
Not On View
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”.
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".
By 1994, David and Constance Yates (New York); 1994, sold by David and Constance Yates to the MFA. (Accession date: October 26, 1994)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation