Napoléon III: Exposition Universelle, 1855
Artist Albert-Désiré Barre (French, 1818–1878)
Object Place: France
Diameter: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), president of France, for the Exposition Universelle of 1855. Stamped on edge. With original fitted green leather case, lined in green velvet and stamped “EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1855 MEDAILLE DE 2 ME CLASSE”.
Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III looking to proper left; inscribed under bust and at edge.
Reverse: Various flags and other ornament commemorating the Exposition Universelle of 1855; inscribed on central emblem.
Inscribed on edge "CUIVRE".
Obverse: Inscribed under bust "ALBERT BARRE" and at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR".
Reverse: Inscribed on central emblem "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE. AGRICULTURE. INDUSTRI. BEAUX ARTS." and "PARIS 1855".
By 1993, David and Constance Yates (New York); 1993, gift of David and Constance Yates to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 1994)
Gift of David and Constance Yates