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Jean Baptiste Kleber Monument, Strasbourg

French (probably Strasbourg)
1840


Object Place: Albany, New York, United States

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 59 mm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.867

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal commemorating the completion of the Jean Baptiste Kleber monument in Strasbourg, by Philippe Grass.

Obverse: Kleber monument at center; inscribed on monument “A/KLEBER/[ ] [ ]/LES [ ]/LA [ ]/1800”, at proper right “J.B./KLEBER/NÉ/A STRASBOURG/LE 6 MARS/1753”, at proper left “GÉNÉRAL/EN CHEF/EN EGYPTE/MORT AU CAIRE/LE 14 JUIN 1800”, and below monument “C.P. EMMERICH F. P.GRASS STATUA PRE”.

Reverse: View of Strasbourg with cathedral at center; inscribed below “C.P.EMMERICH F.” and in exergue “STRASBOURG/1840/—”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed on monument "A/KLEBER/[ ] [ ]/LES [ ]/LA [ ]/1800", at proper right "J.B./KLEBER/NÉ/A STRASBOURG/LE 6 MARS/1753", at proper left "GÉNÉRAL/EN CHEF/EN EGYPTE/MORT AU CAIRE/LE 14 JUIN 1800", and below monument "C.P. EMMERICH F. P.GRASS STATUA PRE".

Reverse: Inscribed below "C.P.EMMERICH F." and in exergue "STRASBOURG/1840/---".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay