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Joseph Rieussec, E.J.M. Lachasse, and E. Mortier

French
1835
Artist Valentin Maurice Borrel (French, 1804–1882)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 60 mm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.809

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Joseph Rieussec, E.J.M. Lachasse, and E. Mortier.

Obverse: Three overlapping profile busts looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “NAS.JOSEPH.RIEUSSEC LT.COLL. DE LA 8ME.LEGN.GDE.N[ ]E.[rosette] E.J.M.LACHASSE DE VERIGNY ML.DE CP.[rosette]E.MORTIER DC.DE TREV.ML.DE FRCE.[urn drapped with cloth]” and under bust “BORREL F.”.

Reverse: Inscribed above “HOMAGE CIVIQUE!”, below “D’ALENOON EDITEUR.”, and at center within wreath “ILS/SONT TOMBÉS/VICTIMES/D’UN LÂCHE ASSASSINAT/QUAND LE FEU DES BATLES./ET LA GUERRE CIVILE/LES AVAIENT ÉPARGNÉS./—/ATTENTAT DIRGÉ/ET DE SES FILS/LE 28 JET.1835.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAS.JOSEPH.RIEUSSEC LT.COLL. DE LA 8ME.LEGN.GDE.N[ ]E.[rosette] E.J.M.LACHASSE DE VERIGNY ML.DE CP.[rosette]E.MORTIER DC.DE TREV.ML.DE FRCE.[urn drapped with cloth]" and under bust "BORREL F.".

Reverse: Inscribed above "HOMAGE CIVIQUE!", below "D'ALENOON EDITEUR.", and at center within wreath "ILS/SONT TOMBÉS/VICTIMES/D'UN LÂCHE ASSASSINAT/QUAND LE FEU DES BATLES./ET LA GUERRE CIVILE/LES AVAIENT ÉPARGNÉS./---/ATTENTAT DIRGÉ/ET DE SES FILS/LE 28 JET.1835.".

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