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Joséphine de Beauharnais

French
after 1814
Artist P. G. Lienard (French)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 48 mm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.531

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt metal, glass, and repoussé

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), empress of France, from the “Médaillier Genéral des Hommes Illustres Célèbres ou Fameux Anciens et Modernes”. Hanging ring at top.

Obverse: Encased in glass, profile bust of Josephine looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “JOSEPHINE IMPERATRICE ET REINE”.

Reverse: Inscribed “MÉDAILLIER/GENÉRAL/DES HOMMES ILLUSTRES/CÉLÈBRES OU FAMEUX/ANCIENS ET MODERNES/COMMENCÉ EN 1801/PAR P.G. LIENARD/A PARIS.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "JOSEPHINE IMPERATRICE ET REINE".

Reverse: Inscribed "MÉDAILLIER/GENÉRAL/DES HOMMES ILLUSTRES/CÉLÈBRES OU FAMEUX/ANCIENS ET MODERNES/COMMENCÉ EN 1801/PAR P.G. LIENARD/A PARIS.".

Provenance

By 1920, Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case; 1920, gift of Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 20, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case in memory of their father James Brown Case