Exposition Universelle, 1889
Engraved by Louis-Alexandre Bottée (French, 1852–1940)
Object Place: France
Diameter: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal commemorating the Exposition Universelle of 1889. Stamped “BRONZE” on side.
Obverse: Man seated at proper right being crowned by robed female seated at proper left with tree behind her and a cityscape of Paris below including Eiffel Tower; inscribed at edge “EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE” and at center “1889” and in exergue “Lovis BoTTÉE”.
Reverse: Trumpeting winged nude female at center with a star above and a tree and sculpted bust at proper left; inscribed at proper left “Lovis BoTTÉE”, at proper right “RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE” and on rectangular tablet “POULET”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE" and at center "1889" and in exergue "Lovis BoTTÉE".
Reverse: Inscribed at proper left "Lovis BoTTÉE", at proper right "RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" and on rectangular tablet "POULET".
By 1987, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1987, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 20, 1988)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule