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Society of Art Lovers

French
1849
Artist Joseph Dantzell (French, 1805–1877)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 81 mm (3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.713

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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.

Inscription

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".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund