Artist Raymond Gayrard (French, 1777–1858)
Diameter: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably silver
Not On View
Octagonal shaped medal. Stamped into edge “D’ARGENT”.
Obverse: Two-faced bust, each looking in opposite direction, probably female; inscribed at edge “HEUR ET MALHEUR” and “GAYRARD. F.”.
Reverse: Man working on a branch, a tool at his feet; inscription at edge “L’ART DIRIGE LA NATURE”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HEUR ET MALHEUR" and "GAYRARD. F.".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "L'ART DIRIGE LA NATURE".
Stamped into edge "D'ARGENT".
Antique market, The Netherlands; acquired in the Netherlands by John Hermann and Annewies van den Hoek; gift of Annewies van den Hoek to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III; 2005, gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006)
Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III