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Henri Charles Ferdinand Marie Dieudonné: Birth

French
1820
Artist Raymond Gayrard (French, 1777–1858)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 39 mm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3185

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of probably Henri Charles Ferdinand Marie Dieudonné (1820-1883), comte of Chambord, commemorating his birth.

Obverse: Winged male (probably Saint Michael) holding a shield in proper left hand and raised sword in right, standing on demon/serpent figure that holds a sword and a torch; inscribed above “29 SEPT 1820” and below “GAYRARD F”.

Reverse: Woman reclining on a daybed, presenting a nude child to proper right with a sculpted bust of a man (possibly Charles X) at proper left and rays of light above; inscribed above “DIEU NOUS L’A DONNE” and in exergue “NOS.COEUR ET NOS ERAS/SONT A LUI”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "29 SEPT 1820" and below "GAYRARD F".

Reverse: Inscribed above "DIEU NOUS L'A DONNE" and in exergue "NOS.COEUR ET NOS ERAS/SONT A LUI".

Provenance

By 1917, John B. How; 1917, gift of the Estate of John B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of John B. How