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National Industrial Arts School Foundation Medal

French
1890
Possibly by Jules-Clément Chaplain (French, 1839–1909)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.717

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal for the foundation of the National Industrial Arts School.

Obverse: Nude young male seated at proper right drawing before a personification of Science (a classically dressed female) standing at proper left and holding a flower with a basket at her feet before buildings in background; inscribed at proper right and in exergue.

Reverse: Winged standing male at proper right, leaning on a shield and holding a branch in his right hand; inscribed at proper right and at proper left.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at proper right "J·C·CHAPLAIN" and in exergue "FERDD DUTEPT".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "J·C·CHAPLAIN" and at proper left "ÉCOLE/NATIONALE/DES ARTS/INDUSTRIELS/FONDEE·PAR·LE/GOUVERNEMENT/DE·LA REPUBLIQUE/FRANÇAISE/AVEC·LE·CONCOURS/DE·LA·VILLE/DE·ROUBAIX/INAUGUREE/LE·1er OCTOBRE/1890".

Provenance

1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund