Society of Art Lovers
Artist Joseph Dantzell (French, 1805–1877)
Diameter and weight: 81 mm (3 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal made for the Society of Art Lovers. Lettered edge.
Obverse: Four medallions of profiles, supported by two putti, two women, masks and wreaths and labeled with inscriptions: at proper right bust of Nicolas Coustov, at top bust of Philibert de Lorme, at proper left bust of Jacques Stella, and below bust of Gerard Audran; inscribed at edge.
Reverse: Mantling of scrolls with shield above and figures below; inscribed at edge and at center.
Inscribed on edge "CUIVRE".
Obverse: Inscribed at each bust "NICOLAS COVSTOV" at proper right, "PHILIBERT DE LORME" above, "IACQVES STELLA" at proper left, and "GERARD AVDRAN" below, and at edge "DANTZELL DE LYON F.-M DCCC XLIX".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "DANTZELL DE LYON F.-M DCCC XLIX" and at center "SOCIETE/DES AMIS DES ARTS/DE LYON/FONDEE EN M DCCC XXXVI/LA SOCIETE A POVR BVT DE PAVORISER LE PROGRES/DES ARTS A LYONS PAR DES EXPOSITIONS PVBLIQVES/ET PAR DES CONCOVRS INSTITVES DANS L'INTERET/DES MANVFACTVRES LYONNAISES/STATVTS-ART".
1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund