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Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier Lafayette

probably French
19th century
Designed by Francois-Augustin Caunois (French, 1787–1859)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 47 mm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.823

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier Lafayette (1757-1834).

Obverse: Profile bust of Lafayette looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “GENERAL LAFAYETTE”, on bust “·1824·”, and under bust “CAUNOIS FRENCH”.

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath “THE DEFENDER/OF AMERICAN AND FRENCH LIBERTY./1777-1824/BORN IN CHAVANIAL,/THE 6 SEPTEMBER,/1757.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GENERAL LAFAYETTE", on bust "·1824·", and under bust "CAUNOIS FRENCH".

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "THE DEFENDER/OF AMERICAN AND FRENCH LIBERTY./1777-1824/BORN IN CHAVANIAL,/THE 6 SEPTEMBER,/1757.".

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