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Léon Gambetta

French
1882
Artist Jules-Clément Chaplain (French, 1839–1909), Founder Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, 1810–1892)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 100 mm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.209

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Léon Gambetta (1838-1882), commemorating his death. Beaded edge on both faces. Inscribed on edge “F·BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur Paris”.

Obverse: Bust of Gambetta looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “LEON·GAMBETTA·2·AVRIL·1838·31·DECEMBRE·1882” and under bust in script “JC. Chaplain”.

Reverse: Monument at center, inscribed on its front, with a tree behind it and two lightning bolts at proper right; inscribed on monument “R F”, at proper left “QVO/JVSSA/POPVLL/-“, and in exergue “MDCCCLXXXII”.

Inscription

Inscribed on edge "F·BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur Paris".

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LEON·GAMBETTA·2·AVRIL·1838·31·DECEMBRE·1882" and under bust in script "JC. Chaplain".

Reverse: Inscribed on monument "R F", at proper left "QVO/JVSSA/POPVLL/-", and in exergue "MDCCCLXXXII".

Provenance

By 1920, Miss M. Louise Dewey; 1920, gift of Miss M. Louise Dewey to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 4, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss M. Louise Dewey