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Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes

French
1821
Artist Pierre Petit (French, 1832–1909)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)

Accession Number

30.71

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes (1721-1794), a French statesman.

Obverse: Profile bust of Lamoignon de Malesherbes looking to proper left; inscribed at edge, on bust, and under bust.

Reverse: Inscribed in lily wreath.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "C.C.LAMOIGNON DE MALESHERBES", on bust "PETIT F.", and under bust "DE PUYMAURIN D.".

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "NE/LE.VI.DECEMBRE/EN M.D.CC.XXI/MORT/LE XXII AVRIL/EN M.D.CCXCIV./GALERIE DE LA FIDELITÉ./---/1821".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer