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Napoléon: Marriage of the king of Westfalia

French
1807
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 662.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

27.26

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the marriage of the king of Westfalia.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI.” and under bust “ANDRIEU F”.

Reverse: Two winged putto, one at proper right standing with quiver on shoulder and one at proper left seated with torch at his side, basket between both at center; inscribed below “ANDRIEU F DENON D” and in exergue “* J.NAPOLEON C.DE WURTEMBER/N[surrounded by rays of sun]/MDCCCVII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI." and under bust "ANDRIEU F".

Reverse: Inscribed below "ANDRIEU F DENON D" and in exergue "* J.NAPOLEON C.DE WURTEMBER/N[surrounded by rays of sun]/MDCCCVII".

Provenance

By 1927, Bernard Coffin Weld; 1927, gift of Bernard Coffin Weld to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Coffin Weld