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Napoléon Bonaparte: Passage of Saint-Bernhard

French
after 1800
Artist Eugène Dubois (French, 1795–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 37. TN 76.9.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.824

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), first consult of France, commemorating the French armies’ passage through Saint-Bernhard (1800).

Obverse: Winged victory at proper right on a sled being pulled by two horses to proper left; inscribed below “DUBOIS.F. DENON.D.” and in exergue “L’ARMEE FRANCAISE/PASSE LE ST.BERNARD/XXVIII FLOREAL AN VIII/MDCCC.”.

Reverse: Bunch of keys on a key ring at center, flanked by a pallm branch on each side; inscribed at edge “BATAILLE DE MARENGO” and in exergue “XXV PRAIRIAE AN VIII/MDCCC.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed below "DUBOIS.F. DENON.D." and in exergue "L'ARMEE FRANCAISE/PASSE LE ST.BERNARD/XXVIII FLOREAL AN VIII/MDCCC.".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "BATAILLE DE MARENGO" and in exergue "XXV PRAIRIAE AN VIII/MDCCC.".

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